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    • 2001

    • A Space Odyssey: Space Odyssey, Book 1
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 961
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729

    It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent... but why no 2010 on Audible yet?

    • By Martin on 31-07-14

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Rendezvous with Rama

    • Rama Series, Book 1
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

    At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well read with distinctive character voices.

    • By In car listener on 16-01-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Klunky to the point of uselessness.

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Rama Revealed

    • Rama Series, Book 4
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship, Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, terrorizing its own inhabitants Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped to New York. There she is reunited with her husband, but pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menacing octospiders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderous

    • By S. Morris on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Rama II

    • Rama Series, Book 2
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 401

    In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind; but most of its mysteries remained unsolved.… Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Takes A While To Get Going

    • By S. Morris on 25-08-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Childhood's End

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    When the silent spacecraft arrived and took the light from the world, no one knew what to expect. When the Overlords finally showed themselves it was a shock but one that humankind could now cope with, and an era of peace, prosperity and endless leisure began. But the children of this utopia dream strange dreams of distant suns and alien planets, and soon they will be ready to join the Overmind...and, in a grand and thrilling metaphysical climax, leave Earth behind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Story

    • By Darren on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Garden of Rama

    • Rama Series, Book 3
    • By: Arthur C Clarke, Gentry Lee
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth, Louise Jameson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 288

    In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge, but empty - apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next unknown destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes. Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darkness & Light. Really enjoyable

    • By redfeend on 27-02-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 3001

    • The Final Odyssey
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    In 3001: The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke brings the greatest and most successful science fiction series of all time to its magnificent, stunningly unforeseen conclusion. As we hurtle toward the new millennium in real time, Clarke brilliantly - daringly - leaps 1,000 years into the future to reveal a truth we are only now capable of comprehending. An epic masterpiece at once dazzlingly imaginative and grounded in scientific actuality, 3001 is a story that only Arthur C. Clarke could tell.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK, Not Great

    • By Boobie on 06-05-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Firstborn

    • Time Odyssey, Book 3
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back. This time, they have sent a "quantum bomb" speeding toward Earth, a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, let alone stop or destroy. But when shocking new insights emerge about the nature of the Firstborn and their plans, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very good tale!

    • By Nick on 17-09-08

    Regular price: £19.39

    • 2061: Odyssey Three

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world's best-loved science-fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this New York Times best seller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy - whether it wishes to or not.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story

    • By Stephen on 11-12-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Sunstorm

    • Time Odyssey, Book 2
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Returned to the Earth of 2037 by the Firstborn, mysterious beings of almost limitless technological prowess, Bisesa Dutt is haunted by the memories of her five years spent on the strange alternate Earth called Mir, a jigsaw-puzzle world made up of lands and people cut out of different eras of Earth's history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top stuff

    • By Nick on 09-09-08

    Regular price: £17.69

    • The Collected Stories (Vol V)

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe, Buffy Davis, Mike Grady, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The fifth collection of gripping short stories from the most acclaimed Science Fiction author of any generation.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Time's Eye

    • Time Odyssey, Book 1
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    For eons, Earth has been under observation by the Firstborn, beings almost as old as the universe itself. The Firstborn are unknown to humankind - until they act. In an instant, Earth is carved up and reassembled like a huge jigsaw puzzle. Suddenly the planet and every living thing on it no longer exist in a single timeline.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't quite make it

    • By Chris on 01-02-11

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Imperial Earth

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Set in 2276, Imperial Earth is the fascinating odyssey of Duncan Makenzie, travelling from Titan, a moon of Saturn, to Earth, as a diplomatic guest of the United States. Duncan’s initial challenge is to prepare for the 500-million-mile trip to Earth. Once there, he is caught up in a sweep of new experiences - including the social whirl of Washington, a strange visit to a carefully preserved ancient city, and a search for the woman he loves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Sci Fi - even predicts the Ipad!

    • By S on 09-11-14

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ben Bova, and others
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau, Ken Howard, Jack Carter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Watch out - the Earth just fell into a dark sun's orbit! Or maybe you'd rather visit a theme park called Hell? These are just two of the strange and unnerving tales you'll find in this collection of great science fiction and fantasy stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable colleciton

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-09-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The City and the Stars

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    Men had built cities before, but never such a city as Diaspar; for millennia its protective dome shut out the creeping decay and danger of the world outside. Once, it ruled the stars. But then, as legend had it, the Invaders came, driving humanity into this last refuge. It takes one man, a Unique, to smash the legend and discover the true nature of the Invaders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ahead of its time

    • By BM on 28-11-14

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The City and the Stars

    • By: Sir Sir Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey T. Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Diaspar is Earth's last city - surrounded by deserts, on a world where the oceans have long since dried up. It is a domed, isolated, technological marvel, run by the Central Computer. Diaspar has conquered death. People are called forth; they live for a thousand years and then are recalled, to be born thousands of years later, over and over again. No child has been born for at least 10 million years. Until Alvin....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The City and the Stars

    • By Bruce on 19-02-10

    Regular price: £26.29

    • A Fall of Moondust

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not a space opera but a good listen

    • By Steve Brown on 25-09-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Fountains of Paradise

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    In the 22nd century visionary scientist Vannevar Morgan conceives the most grandiose engineering project of all time, and one which will revolutionise the future of humankind in space: a Space Elevator, 36,000 kilometres high, anchored to an equatorial island in the Indian Ocean.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Inspired idea, uninspiring story

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 27-08-16

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Sands of Mars

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    It is the 21st century, and on Mars a dedicated group of pioneers - among them some of Earth's finest brains - struggle to change the face of the planet. Science fiction writer Martin Gibson finally gets a chance to visit the research colony on the Red Planet. It's a dream come true - until he discovers the difficulties and perils of survival on another world...and the very real terror it holds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dated but enjoyable

    • By tjt1961 on 27-09-16

    Regular price: £18.79

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