Callahan's

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,621 ratings

The Callahan Chronicals Publisher's Summary

This omnibus edition contains the trio of books that introduced the world to Mike Callahan, Jake Stonebender, Doc Webster, Mickey Finn, Fast Eddie Costigan, Long-Drink McGonnigle, Ralph Von Wau Wau, and the rest of the regulars of Callahan's Place, in the stories that helped Spider Robinson to win both a John W. Campbell Award and a legion of fans.

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon is the neighborhood tavern to all of time and space, where the regulars are anything but. These time travelers, talking dogs, alcoholic vampires, and cybernetic aliens really, truly care about each other. It's the rare kind of place where bad puns are as appreciated as good conversation.

Time Travelers Strictly Cash is their policy. Lay your money on the bar, name your poison, step up to the line drawn on the barroom floor, and after drinking make a toast and throw the glass into the fireplace. It's an odd tradition but one that's led to some interesting stories.

Callahan's Secret may be something even the regulars would never guess. Then again, it may be as simple as listening to those post-toast stories. After all, like Callahan says, shared pain is lessened and shared joy is increased, a simple concept that could, after a few drinks, lead to saving the world.

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  • Book 1-3

    • The Callahan Chronicals

    • By: Spider Robinson
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    This omnibus edition contains the trio of books that introduced the world to Mike Callahan, Jake Stonebender, Doc Webster, Mickey Finn, Fast Eddie Costigan, Long-Drink McGonnigle, Ralph Von Wau Wau, and the rest of the regulars of Callahan's Place, in the stories that helped Spider Robinson to win both a John W. Campbell Award and a legion of fans.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Uggg....

    • By Shark Likes on 10-30-16

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

    • Callahan's Legacy

    • By: Spider Robinson
    • Narrated by: Spider Robinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    It's more than 20 years since Spider Robinson revealed the existence of Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, and the original bar is gone. Mike Callahan is gone, too, but his spirit lives on in the new bar, named Mary's Place for his daughter. On this particular day, nothing seems to be going right for Jake Stonebender, proprietor of Mary's Place.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wit and wisdom of alcholics

    • By Robert Adams on 10-02-10

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 8

    • Callahan's Key

    • By: Spider Robinson
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Nobody blends good science with bad puns as brilliantly as Spider Robinson. Now he's back with the latest chapter of the Callahan saga: an improbable tale of impending doom, a road trip, space, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much drugs and whores

    • By Dan on 07-04-09

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 9

    • Callahan's Con

    • By: Spider Robinson
    • Narrated by: Barret Whitener
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    In the discreet little Key West bar that Jake Stonebender established, Fast Eddie Costigan learned to curse back at parrots as he played the house piano; the Reverend Tom Hauptman learned to tend bar bare-chested, and Long-Drink McGonnigle discovered the margarita. Nobody even noticed them save the universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Worst of the Best

    • By Cather on 04-09-07

    Regular price: $19.57