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    • The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories

    • By: Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Shariann Lewitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    An unabridged audio collection spotlighting the "best of the best" hard science fiction stories published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Only a few good stories

    • By Jeppe on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Into Everywhere

    • By: Paul McAuley
    • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Humanity's future has been disrupted and shaped by the mysterious alien Jackaroo. We spread to the planets they gave us, and we discovered the ruins of a dozen previous civilisations. All previous clients of the Jackaroo, all dead. So far we have escaped that fate - but we have also escaped from the Jackaroos' planets and begun to explore the galaxy. The discovery of ancient spaceships and the unlocking of their mysteries has led to a new way of life. But humanity's failings and conflicts are always with us.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listened to last 2 chapters twice

    • By Ron A. Parsons on 08-29-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Year's Top-Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5

    • By: Andy Duncan, Gwyneth Jones, Paul McAuley, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Dara Rosenberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2012 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected Adverts..............

    • By Simon Drew on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $25.89

    • Something Coming Through

    • By: Paul McAuley
    • Narrated by: Rosie Jones
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    The aliens are here. And they want to help. The extraordinary new project from one of the country's most acclaimed and consistently brilliant SF novelists of the last 30 years. The Jackaroo have given humanity 15 worlds and the means to reach them. They're a chance to start over, but they're also littered with ruins and artifacts left by the Jackaroos' previous clients.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • When the story gets going, it's great...

    • By Tezby on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9

    • By: Nina Allan, Karl Bunker, Carolyn Ives Gilman, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Nancy Linari, Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    An unabridged audio collection spotlighting the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good selection of stories, variable voice talent.

    • By Tezby on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Year's Top-Ten Tales of Science Fiction 4

    • By: John Barnes, Paul McAuley, Maureen McHugh, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Jared Doreck, Adam Epstein, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories written in 2011 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Dying Young", by Peter M. Ball, cyborgs, clones, and post-humans collide with a dragon bent on revenge in a post-apocalyptic space western. In "Canterbury Hollow", by Chris Lawson, two lovers on a planet orbiting a killer sun share their few remaining weeks together before they die....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good mixture of stories

    • By Tezby on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $25.89

    • The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2

    • By: Elizabeth Bear, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere, Vanessa Hart, J. P. Linton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Here is an unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction short stories published in 2009 by current and emerging masters of the genre, as narrated by top voice talents. In "Erosion",l by Ian Creasey, a man tests the limits of his exo-suit prior to leaving a dying earth. In "As Women Fight", by Sara Genge, a hunter has no time to train for a fight to inhabit his wife's body in a society of body-switchers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a great year...

    • By Barry on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $25.19

    • How We Lost the Moon, A True Story by Frank W. Allen

    • By: Paul J. McAuley
    • Narrated by: Kerin McCue
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Everyone makes mistakes. Some have greater consequences than others. That's what we learn when listening to Paul J. McAuley's science fiction short, How We Lost the Moon. This unabridged reading is available in audio exclusively from audible.com.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clever short story with a memorable hook

    • By Hank Wyborney on 06-13-05

    Regular price: $4.59

    • Second Skin

    • By: Paul J. McAuley
    • Narrated by: Jared Doreck
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A rejuvenated spy, Ben Lo, is sent on a mission to one of Neptune's moons, where he encounters his ex-wife. As Ben Lo's assignment progresses, his finds his memory is not what it should be, and the mission proceeds with high-tech intrigue and counter-intrigue. This story is part of the author's Quiet War series.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible audio quality

    • By Daniel Cascaddan on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $7.70

    • Fairyland

    • By: Paul McAuley
    • Narrated by: Max Dowler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The 21st century. Europe is divided between the First World bourgeoisie, made rich by nanotechnology and the cheap versatile slave labour of genetically engineered Dolls, and the Fourth World of refugees and homeless displaced by war and economic upheaval. In London, Alex Sharkey is trying to make his mark as a designer of psychoactive viruses whilst staying one step ahead of the police and the Triad gangs.

    Regular price: $20.65