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    • 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 6,668
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,562

    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

    • 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 7,049
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,741
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,795

    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 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 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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

    • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister, Ray Porter, Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 51 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    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

    • 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 4,336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,638
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,657

    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 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    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

    • 3001

    • The Final Odyssey
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    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

    • 2061: Odyssey Three

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443

    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

    • 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 457
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better 30 years later

    • By Andy on 01-24-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 973
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 822
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 828

    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

    • Rama II

    • Rama Series, Book 2
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind; but most of its mysteries remained unsolved.… Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Wanita on 08-04-14

    Regular price: $32.25

    • 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 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • A Meeting with Medusa

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    "A Meeting with Medusa" was first published in the December 1971 issue of Playboy. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Jean Philippe F Launberg on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 845
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 500

    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

    • 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 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 214

    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

    • Rendezvous with Rama

    • Rama Series, Book 1
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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
    • Well read

    • By NermalTheHun on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Garden of Rama

    • Rama Series, Book 3
    • By: Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Lee
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth, Louise Jameson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge, but empty - apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next unknown destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes. Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, narrator change after 1st 3rd

    • By A. Ainsworth on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $32.25

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories

    • Volume 3
    • By: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Emmett Casey, Ran Alan Ricard, Pat Bottino, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The biggest collection yet of favorite sci-fi stories - 16 full hours!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good selection

    • By Wilbur on 04-06-11

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Firstborn

    • A Time Odyssey, Book 3
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 294

    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 Light of Other Days

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 156

    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: $20.97

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