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    • Operation Outer Space

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Harry Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Jed Cochrane and his crew are embarking on the first-ever interstellar voyage, thanks to his invention of the faster-than-light drive. His mission: Keep the TV viewers and sponsors happy! FTL meets Reality TV in this classic tale by science fiction master Murray Leinster. What new worlds will they see? What alien creatures will they meet? And most important, what will be the overnight ratings?

    Regular price: $12.57

    • First Contact

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Skip Mahaffey
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    A dilemma in the Nebula! Two spaceships meet in deep space. How do they establish trust, not only between their two crews, but also between their home worlds? A classic puzzle. The only way to warn home would be to return, and how do you know you were not being followed? Trade would be desirable, but how can you base an exchange of knowledge on unfounded trust?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Best Sci-Fi Short Stories I Have Read

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 05-25-14

    Regular price: $11.00

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 5

    • By: Philip K. Dick, Murray Leinster, Horace Brown Fyfe, and others
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin Killavey, Kevin Killavey, Jim Roberts, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The fifth set of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains the following titles: "The Skull" by Phlip K. Dick, "Sam/ This Is You" by Murray Leinster, "Manners of the Age" by Horace Brown Fyfe, "Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper, "Heist Job on Theiser" by Gordan Randall Jarrett, "The Yillian Way" by Keith Laumer, "The Ultimate Vice" by A. Bertram Chandler, "Backlash" by Winston Marks, "Adolescents Only" by Irving Cox, "Project Mastodon" by Clifford Simak, and six more!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A consistantly great collection

    • By joan on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 6

    • By: Richard Stockham, Robert Silverburg, Dave Dryfoos, and others
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin Killavey, Christopher Strong, Emmett Casey, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Volume 6 contains the following 21 stories: "Perchance to Dream" by Richard Stockham, "Father Image" by Robert Silverburg, "Tree, Spare That Woodman" by Dave Dryfoos, "Disaster Revisited" by Darius John Granger, "Subversive" by Mack Reynolds, "The Stutterer" by R. R. Merliss, "Infinite Intruder" by Alan E. Nourse, "A Bottle of Old Wine" by Richard O. Lewis, "B12's Moon Glow" by Charles A. Sterns, "A Logic Named Joe" by Murray Leinster, and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good one in this series.

    • By cindilla on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Pirates of Ersatz

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    An impulsive action, on his part? Hardly. Bron Hoddan went to the ship that landed on his native planet of Zan, the ship whose heartless crew was intent on lining up all his relatives for execution... and he stowed away.Bron had planned it all long before, hoping to escape to the planet Walden, a place of wealth and peace where he might have a chance to prove himself as an electrical engineer, then find the beautiful wife of his dreams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun times....

    • By Michael on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • This World Is Taboo

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    There's an emergency on Dara and Calhoun, an Interstellar Medical Serviceman, feels duty-bound to respond. But Dara is under quarantine. And if Calhoun goes there, he'll be targeted as a plague-carrier - who can be shot on sight. Will Calhoun risk everything for a planet that's taboo?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ah, nostalgia.

    • By Ijw on 01-20-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Ambulance Made Two Trips

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Phil Chenevert
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Big Jake Connors is taking over his town through violence, intimidation and bribery but Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald can only grind his teeth in frustration. The gangsters seem to have everything going their way until the day that a little dry cleaning establishment declines their offer of 'protection' and strange things start to happen. Murray Leinster gives us another wonderful product of 'what if' from his limitless imagination to enjoy in this gem of a story. Listen and smile.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent, But Not Great

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-24-15

    Regular price: $4.99

    • X Minus One: First Contact (October 6, 1955)

    • By: Murray Leinster, Howard Rodman - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • X Minus One: Sam, This Is You (October 31, 1956)

    • By: Murray Leinster, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Forgotten Planet

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A primitive band of humans, the survivors of 40 generations of a crashed space liner, struggle to survive on a planet where giant insects rule, the result of an incomplete seeding experiment because of a lost punch card. Separated from his tribe, young Burl, the main character of the story, begins to think in new ways and eventually leads his people to a better life. The audiobook is particularly interesting in that it has almost no dialogue between the characters, yet is so well written that you don't care.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • Dimension X

    • The Lost Race (Dramatized)
    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Radio Spirits Inc.
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    A shipwrecked crew finds evidence of a long-dead space-traveling civilization. Based on a story by Murray Leinster, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on May 20, 1950.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good Story by Murray Leinster

    • By Patrice on 07-07-14

    Regular price: $0.95

    • X Minus One: A Logic Named Joe (December 28, 1955)

    • By: Murray Leinster, Claris A. Ross - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • X Minus One: If You Was a Moklin (June 12, 1956)

    • By: Ray Bradbury, Murray Leinster - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Wailing Asteroid

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Vincet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    There was no life on the asteroid, but the miles of rock-hewn corridors through which the earth party wandered left no doubt about the purpose of the asteroid... What race had built this stronghold? What unimaginable power were they defending themselves against? Why was it abandoned? There was no answer, all was dead. But not quite all. For in a room above the tomblike fortress a powerful transmitter beamed its birdlike, fluting sounds toward earth.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Talents Incorporated

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Harry Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The remorseless aggressors had everything in the galaxy on their side - except the little idiosyncrasies of the human mind. The brutal Mekinese have launched a surprise attack on the helpless planet Kandar. The only hope: the unusual abilities of Talents, Incorporated. Science meets psi in this classic tale by Murray Leinster.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Space Opera, Poorly read

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 02-15-15

    Regular price: $11.86

    • X Minus One

    • A Logic Named Joe (Dramatized)
    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    When machines can answer any question, are there some questions that shouldn't be asked? Based on a story by Murray Leinster, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on December 28, 1955.

    • A Logic Named Joe (Dramatized)
    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Fifth Dimension Tube

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This novelette is the sequel to The Fifth Dimension Catapult by Murray Leinster. Tommy Reames, a mathematical genius, decides to return to the Fifth Dimension from which he, Professor Denham, and Evelyn have narrowly escape. Murray Leinster was a pen name for William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. He wrote and published more than 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts, and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Pirates of Ersatz

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Murray Leinster, whose real name was William Fitzgerald Jenkins, was an award-winning American writer of science fiction and alternate history. In The Pirates of Ersatz, he presents a fast-paced, light-hearted adventure story with a touch of Monty Python and much derring-do.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • A Galaxy Trilogy, Volume 3

    • Giants from Eternity, Lords of Atlantis, and City on the Moon
    • By: Manly Wade Wellman, Wallace West, Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In "Giants from Eternity", scientist Oliver Norfleet and his buddy Spencer DuPogue turn to history's greatest scientific minds to stop a mysterious red blight that is growing around the site of a meteor crash and consuming everything in its path. In "Lords of Atlantis", Atlantis had once been ruled by the Titans, who were replaced by the red-skinned, red-haired Martians Zeus, Hera, Athena, and others. In "City on the Moon", the Earth shuttle's moon-based landing mechanism is destroyed by an avalanche.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceplent!

    • By Paul on 06-19-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Space Tug

    • By: Murray Leinster
    • Narrated by: Arthur Vincet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Joe Kenmore heard the airlock close with a sickening wheeze and then a clank. In desperation he turned toward Haney. 'My God, we've been locked out!' Through the transparent domes of their space helmets, Joe could see a look of horror and disbelief pass across Haney's face. But it was true! Joe and his crew were locked out of the Space Platform. Four thousand miles below circled the Earth. Under Joe's feet rested the solid steel hull of his home in outer space. But without tools there was no hope of getting back inside. Joe looked at his oxygen meter. It registered thirty minutes to live."

    Regular price: $7.12

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