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    • Dimension of Miracles

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,120

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily The Best Title I've Encountered on Audible

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • X Minus One: Time and Time Again

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Launch your imagination and break the bonds of time and space with radio's highly acclaimed science-fiction anthology X Minus One! Produced in cooperation with science fiction magazines of the day, the series featured provocative stories by the genre's top genre authors. Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy, Robert Sheckley, and more helped Americans of the 1950s look to the future. Dramatized with an atmosphere of excitement, top radio voices like Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth, Ruby Dee, Mandel Kramer, Joe DeSantis, and Bill Lipton gave voice to their visionary tales.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry, it is just too dated

    • By frequent buyer on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $22.39

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • Untouched by Human Hands

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir - director, Harlan Ellison, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Untouched by Human Hands consists of 13 stories of beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality. Some of these stories tell of people you know or of events that might happen - but haven't yet. Some will take you to the furthermost reaches of the sky and to planets whose names are unknown this side of Arcturus. And some - perhaps the richest and most memorable of these stories - open into the interior of strange minds to reveal the reflection of ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some Of Sheckley's Best Short Stories...

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Hollywood Fantasies

    • Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town
    • By: Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Anspach, David Birney, Harlan Ellison, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Learn the truth behind the mask of Hollywood in these 10 bizarre tales of dreams and dream weavers, movies and movie-makers, by some of the most respected fantasy writers of our time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Recycled stories

    • By Jon Weimer on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Victim Prime

    • Victim, Book 2
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 2092, the world's ecology is in ruins, drought and famine are widespread and survival is a never-ending challenge. Harold Erdman leaves his dying community with one goal, to make his way to Esmeralda, an island paradise run by the Huntworld Corporation which has turned public murder, among willing competitors, into a thriving and lucrative business. Can he survive the journey and then the many rounds of deadly competition on his way to the Big Payoff.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Followup to "The 10th Victim"

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Immortality, Inc.

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There’s nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you’re not looking, and if you’re not on a poltergeist hatelist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sheckley Is The Best There Is

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

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tell Me a Story

    • Science Fiction One
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Ready for a story? Here's a selection of some of the finest science fiction shorts of recent years, including stories from Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, William Gibson, Robert Sheckley, Terry Bisson, Avram Davidson, and Philip K. Dick.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, bad narration

    • By Nikki on 07-09-08

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Status Civilization

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Will Barrent has no memory of the murder for which he was convicted. He will now have to live his life sentence on the prison planet Omega. The few that survive there do it by committing crimes. And the more adept the planet inmates are at higher crime, the more they climb their bizzare anti-social ladder. They all must live in a society where drug addiction is mandatory, as is the worship of the Dark One.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sheckley's Finest Work

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Mindswap

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Interstellar travel to alien worlds is too expensive for Marvin, a college student in need of a good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford: a mind swap, in which his consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien life-form. Unfortunately, Marvin finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal—a body that he has to vacate, fast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story With a REALLY Weird Ending

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Journey of Joenes

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Journey of Joenes, also published as Journey Beyond Tomorrow, tells the tale of a picaresque journey through an imagined future taken by a naive and innocent man unprepared for the wonders and oddities he encounters. Sheckley examines the present through the distorting lens of a future wonderfully skewed from and yet darkly, hilariously, similar to our own world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Of My All-Time Favorites

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The 10th Victim

    • Victim, Book 1
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    It's the 21st Century and the ugliness of war no longer exists, except on a very personal level. Nowadays, people like Marcello Polletti, seller of Roman sunsets, and Caroline Meredith, lithe, beautiful, blonde, and backed by corporate sponsors and the Roy Bell Dancers, hunt, chase, and kill each other for sport and for the entertainment of the masses - until something oddly like personal human feelings pops up to confuse the players and up the stakes...as each of them seeks to kill their 10th victim and rise in the ranks of the hunters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sheckley At His Best!

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Sheckley Trilogy

    • Three Classic Tales of Science Fiction
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Robert Sheckley, master of the science-fiction short-story form, created numerous tales of dark humor. He had an entertaining gift for looking at society with a warped mirror, enabling us to see ourselves in a clearer reflection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cool...

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 01-29-11

    Regular price: $4.49

    • The Perfect Woman

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The year 3000, and Mr. Morcheck has married the perfect woman. Not one of those neurotic primitive women, who were forever asking for money with which to buy clothes and trinkets demanding breakfast in bed, dashing off to bridge games, talking for hours on the telephone...,Myra is a delicate modern woman, perfect until much like your faithful Toyota, it becomes a bit sluggish, and there is blue smoke coming ftom the exhaust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great - But Hard To Justify The Price

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Crompton Divided

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Alastair Crompton skilled nosologist at Psychosmell, Inc. sniffs out something he's been missing his whole life - his other selves. His disturbed psyche was divided into three parts and the other parts were implanted in other bodies on other planets. His obsession to re-unite himself leads to disturbing discovers about the underpinnings of the society he lives in, personal conflicts, a vastly destructive war and a shocking ultimate revelation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Sheckley's Weirest Tales

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-25-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hunter/Victim

    • Victim, Book 3
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Take a look at a dark, deadly future where the game is hunting and the results are killing - human to human - with status, money, power, and sex as the prizes. The operation runs underground and Frank Blackwell is a new recruit who is destined to change the game and turn it into legitimate popular entertainment for the masses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Author Falls a LITTLE Short

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-25-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Game of X

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    All secret agents need to look out for William Nye, now known as Agent X. His recruitment was simple and his legend is brilliant but un-earned. Somehow, he thinks he's the best there is and we all know how pride goeth before a fall. The master of SF hilarity and biting social satire creates a spy world that has gathered praise from the greats of the genre.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Entertaining Non-Sci/Fi Novel By Sheckley

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 12-06-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • X Minus One

    • A Wind Is Rising (Dramatized)
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    As the winds howl, two men stationed on an alien world ignore the natives' advice - and head into danger. Based on a story by Robert Schekley, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on October 3, 1957.

    • A Wind Is Rising (Dramatized)
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Release date: 05-10-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $0.95

    • X Minus One

    • The Native Problem (Dramatized)
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    On a distant planet, a marooned man is joyous to see a ship landing. But what does the crew make of him? Based on a story by Robert Sheckley, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on September 26, 1957.

    • The Native Problem (Dramatized)
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Release date: 05-11-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $0.95

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