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  • Unwise Child | Randall Garrett

    Unwise Child

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Randall Garrett
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    When a super-robot named Snookums discovers how to build his own superbombs, it becomes obvious that Earth is by no means the safest place for him to be. And so Dr. Fitzhugh, his designer, and Leda Crannon, a child psychologist acting as Snookums’ nursemaid, agree to set up Operation Brainchild, a plan to transport the robot to a far distant planet. Mike the Angel has devised the power plant that is to propel the space ship Branchell to its secret destination, complete with its unusual cargo.

  • Oomphel in the Sky | H. Beam Piper

    Oomphel in the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By H. Beam Piper
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    Since logic derives from postulates, it never has, and never will, change a postulate. And a religious belief is a system of postulates...so how can a man fight a native superstition with logic in order to save the inhabitants of an entire planet? A classic science fiction novelette by H. Beam Piper, first published in Analog Science Fact-Science Fiction, in 1960.

  • Spacehounds of IPC | E.E.

    Spacehounds of IPC

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By E.E. "Doc" Smith
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    The Inter-Planetary Corporation has sent the space ship Arcturus on a routine fact-finding mission, only to have it ambushed by a strange alien craft, leaving physicist Steve Stevens and Nadia Newton first stranded on Ganymede, and then caught up in the Vorkul-Hexan war. A space adventure of staggering proportions by science fiction master writer E. E. “Doc” Smith.

    Roger says: "For me this book was a gift!"
  • The Hour of the Dragon | Robert E. Howard

    The Hour of the Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    Conan has become King of Aquilonia by slaying its previous king, Numedides. However, Numedides’ heir, Valerius, seeks to depose Conan and assume the throne using the dark powers of Xaltotun, an ancient sorcerer resurrected by Valerius. Follow Conan’s adventures through the lands of Hyboria to retrieve the magic Heart of Ahriman in order to defeat Xaltotun and regain his kingdom!

    Anthony Nadeau says: "blown away"
  • Lone Star Planet | H. Beam Piper

    Lone Star Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By H. Beam Piper
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    New Texas: its citizens figure that name about says it all. The Solar League ambassador to the Lone Star Planet has the unenviable task of convincing New Texans that a s'Srauff attack is imminent, and dangerous. Unfortunately it's common knowledge that the s'Srauff are evolved from canine ancestors - and not a Texan alive is about to be scared of a talking dog. But unless he can get them to act, and fast, there won't be a Texan alive, scared or otherwise.

    CheezIsGood says: "Enjoyed by a Texan"
  • Space Viking | H. Beam Piper

    Space Viking

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By H. Beam Piper
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    A galactic war has left the Terran Federation in ruins. Formerly civilized planets have decivilized into barbarism. Space Vikings roam the wreckage, plundering and killing for gain. Lord Lucas Trask of Traskon was no admirer of the Space Vikings, but when murder takes his wife on his wedding day, Trask trades everything he has for his own Space Viking ship and sets out on a galaxy-wide quest for revenge.

  • Talents Incorporated | Murray Leinster

    Talents Incorporated

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Murray Leinster
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    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.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "Fun Space Opera, Poorly read"
  • Mckenzie's New World | Bennie Rose

    Mckenzie's New World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bennie Rose
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    An apocalyptic event by a biological attack causes life as we know it to cease to exist. The world, now in chaos, throws society into a time reminiscent of colonial America. The country, divided into domains, is controlled by different cultures from the old civilization.

    MJoBowl says: "Action Packed and Full of Adventure!"
  • Shadows in Zamboula | Robert E. Howard

    Shadows in Zamboula

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    Conan the Barbarian spends a night in a cheap tavern in Zamboula, and is swept up in a dark world of roaming cannibals, a naked woman and her deranged lover, the strangler Baal-pteor and the evil high priest he serves.

  • The People of the Black Circle | Robert E. Howard

    The People of the Black Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    Conan the Barbarian battles the Black Seers of Yimsha to defeat their nefarious plot of world domination in this classic story by famed fantasy writer Robert E. Howard. One of the original novellas featuring Conan, and published as a serial in Weird Tales magazine in 1934.

  • Space Platform | Murray Leinster

    Space Platform

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Murray Leinster
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    This is the story of the Space Platform, the first orbiting space station that will serve as launching pad for man’s journey to other planets and the stars. But sinister forces oppose its launching, and will resort to sabotage and murder to stop it! A classic science fiction tale by master Murray Leinster.

  • Four-Day Planet | H. Beam Piper

    Four-Day Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By H. Beam Piper
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    Fenris isn't a hell planet, but it's nobody's bargain. With 2,000-hour days and an 8,000-hour year, it alternates blazing heat with killing cold. A planet like that tends to breed a special kind of person: tough enough to stay alive and smart enough to make the best of it. When that kind of person discovers he's being cheated of wealth he's risked his life for, that kind of planet is ripe for revolution. Four-Day Planet is one of H. Beam Piper’s “Terro-Human Future History” novels, along with Ullr Uprising, The Cosmic Computer, and Space Viking.

  • We'd Have A Great Relationship if It Weren't For You: Regaining Love and Intimacy | Bruce Derman,Michael Haig

    We'd Have A Great Relationship if It Weren't For You: Regaining Love and Intimacy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Bruce Derman, Michael Haig
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    This audiobook goes beyond the preoccupation with gender differences and the difference game that couples play. It helps them to develop a mutual attitude by seeing the sameness in their relationship so they can sustain a loving communication. It also offers a whole new view of sex and addresses sexual issues that couples struggle with. It is much deeper then most self-help books.

  • Rebels of the Red Planet | Charles Lewis Fontenay

    Rebels of the Red Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Charles Lewis Fontenay
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    Dark Kensington had been dead for 25 years. It was a fact; everyone knew it. Then suddenly he reappeared, youthful, brilliant, ready to take over the Phoenix, the rebel group that worked to overthrow the tyranny that gripped the settlers on Mars.The Phoenix had been destroyed not once, not twice, but three times. But this time the resurrected Dark had new plans, plans which involved dangerous experiments in mutation and psionics. And now the rebels realized they were in double jeopardy.

  • Anything You Can Do! | Randall Garrett

    Anything You Can Do!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Randall Garrett
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    An alien crash lands on Earth, and for ten years terrorizes the planet, hiding, periodically killing and eating people, and stealing materials for some unknown purpose. The only hope is Bart Stanton, a medically-engineered superman, designed for the sole purpose of confronting the “Nipe”.

    tzinnamon says: "Old Classic"
  • Space Prison | Tom Godwyn

    Space Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tom Godwyn
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    A space cruiser of Earth colonists ambushed and captured by the murderous Gerns. Left to die on a bleak, inhospitable planet. But they don’t perish. They survive. And for two hundred years, plot their revenge on the Gern Empire. A fantastic, imaginative space adventure by Tom Godwyn.

    Geepa says: "Found"
  • Worst Seat in the House: Henry Rathbone's Front Row View of the Lincoln Assassination | Caleb Jenner Stephens

    Worst Seat in the House: Henry Rathbone's Front Row View of the Lincoln Assassination

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    • By Caleb Jenner Stephens
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    On April 14, 1865 John Wilkes Booth changed the world with a single bullet. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln had many repercussions and for Henry Rathbone they were profound. Henry was the only man to confront Booth and attempt to apprehend the assassin. Henry was also the man that let Booth escape. While Henry wasn't officially blamed for allowing John Wilkes Booth to kill Abraham Lincoln, he blamed himself.

    Peggy Lee says: "Must read if interested in Lincoln Assassination"
  • The Cosmic Computer | H. Beam Piper

    The Cosmic Computer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By H. Beam Piper
    • Narrated By Harry Shaw
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    Poictesme is known as the junkyard planet. A poor, sparse population ekes out a meager existence by scavenging the remains of abandoned military bases left behind after the last interstellar war. Young Conn Maxwell returns from school on Terra with the news that Merlin, a military super-computer, may be among the spoils, which they think might be their ticket out of poverty. But is Merlin just a myth? And if they find it, will it make them rich, or tear them apart?

  • The Hill of Dreams | Arthur Machen

    The Hill of Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Arthur Machen
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    Considered Machen’s most important and moving work, The Hill of Dreams tells the story of aspiring author Lucian Taylor and his fascination with a relic Roman fort near his hometown in Wales. The story follows Taylor’s real-life explorations, through dream-like memories, and finally obsession and fantasy that will lead to Taylor’s ultimate doom. Arthur Machen was a major influence on many early-20th Century fantasy and horror writers, including H. P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany, and David Lindsay.

    Mark says: "Major work by Arthur Machen"
  • City at World's End | Edmond Hamilton

    City at World's End

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Edmond Hamilton
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    A surprise nuclear attack. An unexpected result for one small town, which may witness the end of the world, but in slow motion, not a fireball. A truly unique science fiction tale by Edmond Hamilton, first published in Galaxy Magazine.

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