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    • Tau Zero

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    This science fiction novel describes the epic voyage of the spacecraft Leonora Christine. From practically the very first minute, Tau Zero sets scientific realities in dramatic tension with the very real emotional and psychological states of the travelers, exploring the effect of time contraction due to traveling at near-light speed on the human psyche. This tension is a dynamic that Anderson explores with great success over the course of the novel, as 50 crewmembers settle in for the long journey together.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I Hoped For

    • By Audio Audits on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Three Hearts and Three Lions

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    The gathering forces of the Dark Powers threaten the world of man. The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons, and the Wild Hunt itself, are poised to overthrow the Realms of Light. Holger Carlsen, a bemused and puzzled twentieth-century man mysteriously snatched out of time, finds himself the key figure in the conflict. Arrayed against him are the dragons, giants, and elfin warriors of the armies of Chaos and the beautiful sorceress Morgan le Fay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best. Narrator. EVER!

    • By Easy Reader on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 9

    • By: Ray Bradbury, Harry Bates, William Morrison, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Cindy Killavey, Al Kessel, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    This ninth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories is a little unusual, in that it includes a few stories that are not really that short, bordering on novellas. Titles include: "The Concrete Mixer" by Ray Bradbury, "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, "Bedside Manner" by William Morrison, "The Inferiors" by Mari Wolf, "The Aggravation of Elmer" by Robert Arthur, "Conquest over Time" by Michael Shara, "The Virgin of Valkarion" by Poul Anderson, "No Charge for Alterations" by H. L. Gold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consistently good series

    • By cindilla on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Broken Sword

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A spirited homage to old myths

    • By Ryan on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Boat of a Million Years

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on—unaging, undying—through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond—to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful idea, but hard to follow

    • By Dan on 09-20-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Far Futures

    • By: Greg Bear, Donald Kingsbury, Poul Anderson, and others
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, J. Paul Boehmer, Susan Hanfield, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    From Nebula Award winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology that collects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view - all are set at least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorously scientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues of cosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Heady Stuff

    • By alex on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Fredric Brown, Ben Bova, Frank Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Ben Hurst, Emmett Casey, Ran Allan Ricard, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, great narrators

    • By Noah on 09-11-10

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 4

    • By: Poul Anderson, Ben Bova, Fredric Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Cindy Killavey, Emmett Casey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    This fourth volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories contains 22 more gripping tales.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Brain Wave

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    For millions of years, the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field that has been inhibiting certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes and, thus, certain neurotic functions. When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence, which results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal life-forms.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting "what if..." and speculation about us

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 03-14-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tau Zero [French Version]

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Kneip
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 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

    Terre. XXIIIe siècle. Cinquante astronautes. Vingt-cinq femmes, vingt-cinq hommes, parmi les meilleurs dans leurs domaines : astrophysiciens, mathématiciens, biologistes, astronavigateurs... partent pour un impressionnant voyage : rejoindre l'étoile Beta Virginis à trente-deux années-lumière de la Terre. Ils disposent pour ce faire du plus stupéfiant des vaisseaux, le Leonora Christina, dernier né de sa génération, un navire capable de puiser son énergie au cœur même de l'espace et d'évoluer à des vitesses relativistes.

    Regular price: $22.22

    • Sci Fi Shorts, Volume 4

    • By: Poul Anderson, Cpt S P Meek, E. E. 'Doc' Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Sci Fi Shorts is a collection of classic science fiction stories from the golden age of space stories. This group of five unabridged short stories by various authors covers such adventures as space-going disasters, culture-shocked Martians, minds being stolen, alien flying cities and ancient artefacts being discovered in the far future.

    Regular price: $5.32

    • Harvest of Stars

    • The Harvest of Stars Series, Book 1
    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Earth lies crushed in the grip of totalitarianism. To save her planet, Kyra Davis is sent on a mission to liberate the last bastion of freedom and to rescue its legendary leader. Her bold adventure will sweep her from Earth’s rebel enclaves to the decadent court of an exotic lunar colony.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Magic May Return

    • By: Larry Niven, Fred Saberhagen, Dean Ing, and others
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Once there was unlimited magic, but reckless magicians have used up the "mana", the power behind the magic. Larry Niven opens his world to the storytelling talents of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and Dean Ing with stories that tap the hidden reserves of mana and uncover the forgotten places of power.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best effort

    • By C. L. Barger on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Burning Bridge

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    The Burning Bridge is the story of fleet of ships seeking to colonize a distant planet. The trip is so long that most of the 3,000 passengers are kept in cryogenic sleep. As the fleet approaches the point of no return it receives a short message from Earth which may change everything; but the few that are awake will not have to make a life altering decision for everyone.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, but my ears hurt from the yelling.

    • By Joseph on 11-23-12

    Regular price: $5.57

    • X Minus One: The Light (October 24, 1957)

    • By: Poul Anderson, William Welch - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    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 Virgin of Valkarion

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Poul Anderson began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. He also authored several works of fantasy, and many short stories. He received numerous awards for his writing, including seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. The Virgin of Valkarion first appeared in the magazine Planet Stories in 1951.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent short read

    • By Carlo on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Genesis

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Artificial intelligence has been developed to a point where human intelligence can be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. Astronaut Christian Brannock welcomes this technology, technology that will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I'll read it in person....

    • By L. Kuhl on 08-08-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Witch of the Demon Seas

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Anderson includes Wizards, Witches, Monsters, Fish-people, blackmail, battles and scheming, all taking place on a faraway planet in this fast-paced and engaging tale. No wonder he was the winner of seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story by a master.

    • By cindilla on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Galaxy Trilogy, Vol. 1

    • Star Ways, Druids' World, and The Day the World Stopped
    • By: Poul Anderson, George Henry Smith, Stanton A. Coblentz
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This collection of classic science-fiction stories from the 1950s and 1960s features three imaginative novellas from some of the pioneers of the genre.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • so disappointed!

    • By Sanford Rosenberg on 07-27-07

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Industrial Revolution

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An enterprising company has set up a mining endeavor on an asteroid to collect, process, and sell atmospheric gas products. The company, called Sword, is initially successful until an unnamed government tries to stamp out freedom and free enterprise in the Belt so the gases and minerals can be sent back to Earth, essentially trying to establish the business as a colony. Early Poul Anderson with a great finish.

    Regular price: $5.99

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