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    • Star Maker

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 245

    One moment a man sits on a suburban hill, gazing curiously at the stars. The next, he is whirling through the firmament, and perhaps the most remarkable of all science fiction journeys has begun. Even Stapledon's other great work, 'Last and First Men' pales in ambition next to 'Star Maker' which presents nothing less than an entire imagined history of life in the universe, encompassing billions of years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • meditative classic

    • By Darryl on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Last and First Men

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Stephen Greif
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    One of the most extraordinary, imaginative and ambitious novels of the century: a history of the evolution of humankind over the next 2 billion years. Among all science fiction writers Olaf Stapledon stands alone for the sheer scope and ambition of his work. First published in 1930, Last and First Men is full of pioneering speculations about evolution, terraforming, genetic engineering and many other subjects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow, but give it time; mind-blowing

    • By Isaac Sharp on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Sirius

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Sirius is Thomas Trelone's great experiment - a huge, handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelone's own family alongside Plaxy, his youngest daughter, Sirius is a truly remarkable and gifted creature. His relationship with the Trelones, particularly with Plaxy, is deep and close, and his inquiring mind ranges across the spectrum of human knowledge and experience. But Sirius isn't human and the conflicts and inner turmoil that torture him cannot be resolved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual, yet compelling.

    • By Victoria on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Odd John

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, Suburb and Thoughtful

    • By D. Raynal on 06-02-14

    Regular price: $16.35