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    • The Shadow of the Torturer

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 1
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,297

    The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "All of you are torturers, one way or another"

    • By Jefferson on 10-21-12

    Regular price: $24.05

    • The Claw of the Conciliator

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 2
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 555

    The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating world

    • By Riley A. Vann on 06-27-10

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Sword of the Lictor

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 3
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421

    The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shone brilliant @ times, but muted in the middle

    • By Darwin8u on 01-13-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Urth of the New Sun

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 5
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Listeners return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly listeners who enjoyed the earlier books. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes! Finally!

    • By Niloc Markovich on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Citadel of the Autarch

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 4
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401

    The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will alter forever the realm known as Urth.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The strange trip concludes

    • By Ryan on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Borrowed Man

    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human. A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Gene Wolfe Concept, Distracting Narration

    • By Alex Levine on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • By: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sensawonda

    • By Kindle me this: on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

    • Joe Haldeman and Others
    • By: Joe Haldeman, John Morressy, Gene Wolfe, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, Cynthia Belliveau, Jeff Paul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    This audio presentation of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction is a super-duper triple issue, comprising ten key selections (most of the contents, actually) of FSF's September issue and the forthcoming double October/November issue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bountiful selection of scifi and fantasy.

    • By Robert Fisher on 08-17-04

    Regular price: $16.95

    • The Land Across

    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Give the man a (dead) hand

    • By Tango on 11-29-13

    Regular price: $24.25