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    • Naked City

    • By: Ellen Datlow (editor), Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss, Nicola Barber, Richard Topol
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 306

    In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was looking for

    • By Hallie on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $31.18

    • Ahab's Return

    • or, The Last Voyage
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Charles Constant
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A bold novel that reimagines two of the most legendary characters in American literature - Captain Ahab and Ishmael of Moby-Dick. At the end of a long journey, Captain Ahab returns to the mainland to confront the true author of the novel Moby-Dick, his former shipmate, Ishmael. For Ahab was not pulled into the ocean’s depths by a harpoon line, and the greatly exaggerated rumors of his untimely death have caused him grievous harm - after hearing about Ahab’s demise, his wife and child left Nantucket for New York, and now Ahab is on a desperate quest to find them.

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Physiognomy

    • The Well-Built City Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Humorless and drug addicted, physiognomist Cley is ordered by the Master of the Well-Built City to investigate a theft in a remote mining town. Well-versed in serving justice, arrogant Cley sets out to determine the identity of the thief using the pseudo-science of judging people by their features, but becomes distracted from his task by a beautiful girl from town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stomach-churning and beautiful

    • By Stephanie on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine 2002

    • By: Harlan Ellison, Bruce Sterling, Albert E. Cowdry, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has submitted ten of its best of 2002. Although the collection is a veritable cornucopia of styles and subjects, each story is somehow notable for its compassion and humanity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Writing - Mediocre Plots

    • By Tim on 12-05-04

    Regular price: $17.46

    • The Shadow Year

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    On New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy spends much of his free time in the basement of his family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with figurines representing friends and neighbors. Their little sister, Mary, smokes cigarettes, speaks in other voices, inhabits alternate personas... and, unbeknownst to her siblings, moves around the inanimate clay residents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening!!!

    • By Marjory on 12-12-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Memoranda

    • The Well-Built City Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    After beholding the destruction of the Well-Built City, physiognomist Cley is now a simple healer seeking peace and atonement in the happy village of survivors. When the town falls into a deadly sleeping sickness, Cley must make a dangerous trip to the ruins of Citynow beset by mechanical birds and werewolves to seek out an antidote. The evil Master Below is still alive, but an accidental exposure to the sickness that he created has put him into a coma.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration adds quite a bit of humor

    • By Katherine on 06-20-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Beyond

    • The Well-Built City Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The third and final chapter of Cley's strange life journey dispatches him to the inconceivable ends of his world - and strands him in the perilous heart of a sentient wilderness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as inventive as predecessors

    • By Katherine on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Steampunk Specs

    • By: Christopher Barzak, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Vanessa Hart, Nancy Linari
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This collection of unabridged, spectacular steampunk speculations includes several classics of the genre. These tales will sweep you away with their amazing automata, daring dirigibles, grinding gears, and scintillating steam as days gone by are infused with tech. In "Smoke City," by Christopher Barzak, a woman comes to terms with the loss of her family to the child labor mills of the city. A doctor tries to cope with a strange plague terrorizing the citizens of London in Jeffrey Ford's "Dr. Lash Remembers."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short Trips into Fun

    • By Troy on 09-25-13

    Regular price: $25.89

    • We, Robots

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, James Cambias, Jeffrey Ford, and others
    • Narrated by: Amy Bruce, J. P. Linton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    This is a collection of seven contemporary robot tales written by some of today's most acclaimed science fiction authors. A sentient war machine combs a beach for trinkets to create memorials for its fallen comrades in the Hugo Award-winning story, "Tideline", by Elizabeth Bear. In "Balancing Accounts", by James Cambias, a small-time independent robotic space tug is hired by a mysterious client for a voyage between two of Saturn's moons.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Good

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-21-13

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Shadow Year

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    On New York's Long Island, in the unpredictable decade of the 1960s, a young boy spends much of his free time in the basement of his family's modest home, where he and his brother, Jim, have created Botch Town, a detailed cardboard replica of their community, complete with figurines representing friends and neighbors. Their little sister, Mary, smokes cigarettes, speaks in other voices, inhabits alternate personas... and, unbeknownst to her siblings, moves around the inanimate clay residents.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Physiognomy

    • The Well-Built City Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Offering a freshly imagined world of bizarre creatures and strange customs, this unique and sardonic allegory explores the power and price of science and the ambiguity of morality.Humorless and drug addicted, physiognomist Cley is ordered by the Master of the Well-Built City to investigate a theft in a remote mining town.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Beyond

    • The Well-Built City Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Author Jeffrey Ford's World Fantasy Award-winning novel, 'The Physiognomy', introduced Cley, master of a twisted and terrifying science utilized to keep order in a nightmare city. In the brilliantly audacious 'Memoranda', the reformed physiognomist embarked on a surreal quest through the mind of the monster who imagined and constructed the dark metropolis.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Memoranda

    • The Well-Built City Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jeffrey Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After beholding the destruction of the Well-Built City, physiognomist Cley is now a simple healer seeking peace and atonement in the happy village of survivors. When the town falls into a deadly sleeping sickness, Cley must make a dangerous trip to the ruins of Citynow, beset by mechanical birds and werewolves, to seek out an antidote. The evil Master Below is still alive, but an accidental exposure to the sickness that he created has put him into a coma.

    Regular price: $15.48