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    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CHAPTER LIST to Help Find Stories

    • By Lance on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Rendezvous with Rama

    • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,038
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,890
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,906

    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in the narrator

    • By Brent on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $24.29

    • 2001

    • A Space Odyssey
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,679
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,953
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,966

    It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration - Great Book

    • By Venu on 07-04-09

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister, Ray Porter, Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 51 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623

    From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre", through classic stories including "The Star", "Earthlight", "The Nine Billion Names of God", and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God", this comprehensive short story collection encapsulates one of the great science fiction careers of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • List of stories from

    • By KW Charlie on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Childhood's End

    • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,910
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,964

    The Overlords appeared suddenly over every city - intellectually, technologically, and militarily superior to humankind. Benevolent, they made few demands: unify earth, eliminate poverty, and end war. With little rebellion, humankind agreed, and a golden age began.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Food for Thought

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-17-08

    Regular price: $24.25

    • The Case for Mars

    • The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must
    • By: Robert Zubrin, Richard Wagner, Arthur C. Clarke - Foreword
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream - the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with engaging anecdotes. The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Michael D. Busch on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 2061: Odyssey Three

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world's best-loved science-fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this New York Times best seller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy - whether it wishes to or not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This guy is just phenomenal!

    • By Gary on 09-12-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 3001

    • A Novel
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414

    In 3001: The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke brings the greatest and most successful science fiction series of all time to its magnificent, stunningly unforeseen conclusion. As we hurtle toward the new millennium in real time, Clarke brilliantly - daringly - leaps 1,000 years into the future to reveal a truth we are only now capable of comprehending. An epic masterpiece at once dazzlingly imaginative and grounded in scientific actuality, 3001 is a story that only Arthur C. Clarke could tell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor ol' Frank

    • By Saturnberry on 03-28-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 204

    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 06-30-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism

    • By: Arthur C. Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In his controversial study of America's giving habits, Arthur C. Brooks shatters stereotypes about charity in America - including the myth that the political Left is more compassionate than the Right. Brooks, a preeminent public policy expert, spent years researching giving trends in America, and even he was surprised by what he found. In Who Really Cares, he identifies the forces behind American charity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Chris B. on 05-21-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Hammer of God

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The Hammer of God was first published in the Sept. 28, 1992 issue of Time. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short and Sweet. A Grand Adventure - tiny package.

    • By Andy on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Fountains of Paradise

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 873
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 879

    Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A magical poem for geeks

    • By David on 11-16-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Narcissism Is Increasing. So You’re Not So Special

    • By: Arthur C. Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Narcissism Is Increasing. So You’re Not So Special" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Arthur C. Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Holmes Away from Home: Adventures from the Great Hiatus Volume II: 1893-1894

    • Volume 2
    • By: David Marcum, Derrick Belanger, Mark Mower, and others
    • Narrated by: Steve White
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Sherlock Holmes! The very name of the world's greatest detective conjures up images of Victorian London, gaslit streets, hansom cabs, and dense fogs. But there was a time, a dark three-year period, when London had to make do without Sherlock Holmes. From 1891 to 1894, he was presumed dead, having perished during the epic struggle with that infamous Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarty, atop the Reichenbach Falls. But unknown to most, even his friend Dr. Watson, Holmes survived.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The City and the Stars

    • By: Sir Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey T. Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    Diaspar is Earth's last city - surrounded by deserts, on a world where the oceans have long since dried up. It is a domed, isolated, technological marvel, run by the Central Computer. Diaspar has conquered death. People are called forth; they live for a thousand years and then are recalled, to be born thousands of years later, over and over again. No child has been born for at least 10 million years. Until Alvin....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Old Favorite

    • By Dave F. Wilke on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Fall of Moondust

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 227

    Time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. A brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival, A Fall of Moondust is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension by the field's foremost author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A quick, fun read that entertains as it teaches

    • By J. Rhoderick on 04-15-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Conservative Heart

    • How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
    • By: Arthur C. Brooks
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    In The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks contends that after years of focusing on economic growth and traditional social values, it is time for a new kind of conservatism - one that helps the vulnerable without mortgaging our children's future. In Brooks' daring vision, this conservative movement fights poverty, promotes equal opportunity, celebrates earned success, and values spiritual enlightenment. It is an inclusive movement with a positive agenda to help people lead happier, more hopeful, and more satisfied lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understand how to win as a Conservative

    • By terry cantlon on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Rama II

    • Le cycle de Rama 2
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
    • Narrated by: Pascal Casanova
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Des années se sont écoulées depuis qu'un contingent d'êtres humains s'est installé à bord de Rama, cet étrange vaisseau-monde d'origine inconnue qui traversait le système solaire. Et voilà que leur folie meurtrière les pousse à exterminer tous leurs paisibles voisins extraterrestres ! Parce qu'elle s'est opposée à ce génocide, Nicole Desjardins a été convaincue de haute trahison et attend son exécution. Richard, son mari, a dû fuir sur l'île déserte de New York.

    Regular price: $29.15

    • A Collection of Writings Related to Occult, Esoteric, Rosicrucian and Hermetic Literature, Including Freemasonry, the Kabbalah, the Tarot, Alchemy and Theosophy, Volume 3

    • By: Manly P. Hall, Nicholas Flamell, Helena P. Blavatsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Robin Haynes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a collection of 10 essays on a variety of occult-themed topics, covering the full spectrum of classic esoteric and related subjects, which include Hermeticism, alchemy, magic, the Kabbalah, ancient wisdom and philosophy, the Tarot, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Theosophy, and spiritualism, by some of the most notable and prominent names in the history of those subjects. This collection was compiled specifically with the student in mind.   

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Light of Other Days

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When Seeing All is not Understanding All

    • By Lisa Callihan on 11-30-08

    Regular price: $29.99

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