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    • 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 4,714
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,999

    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 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 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    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 7,090
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,953

    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

    • 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 707
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    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 7,280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,939
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,994

    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 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 384
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    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

    • 2061: Odyssey Three

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476

    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 459
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    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 Fountains of Paradise

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,038
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 888

    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

    • 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 473
    • 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

    • Sunstorm

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 2
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing book. I strongly recommend it!

    • By Anderson Silva on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $18.80

    • Time's Eye

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 1
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 517

    For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A nice road to nowhere

    • By Tim on 10-17-09

    Regular price: $18.80

    • Firstborn

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 3
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 300

    Twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back. This time, they have sent a "quantum bomb" speeding toward Earth, a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, let alone stop or destroy. But when shocking new insights emerge about the nature of the Firstborn and their plans, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The end to the Trilogy!

    • By Kristi R. on 06-30-12

    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 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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

    • A Companion of Esoteric Essays on Occult Subjects Such as Freemasonry, the Tarot, Hermetic and Rosicrucian Literature, the Kabbalah, Theosophy, Alchemy and More

    • By: Eliphas Levi, William Wynn Westcott, Franz Hartmann, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Strader, Sandra Brautigam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a collection of 21 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.    

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Songs of Distant Earth

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the full book - the original short story

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • More of the Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Karen Joy Fowler, and others
    • Narrated by: Roddy McDowall, Terry Farrell, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Who better to narrate today's best science-fiction stories than today's favorite science-fiction stars? This exciting collection features many.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just one complaint

    • By John R. Galloway Jr. on 02-29-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Sentinel

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    The Sentinel was first published in the spring 1951 issue of 10 Story Fantasy. It later served as the starting point for the film and novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey. 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
    • Classic.

    • By Andrew on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      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

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