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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 1,004
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768

    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

    • 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 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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

    • 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 1,182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

    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 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 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 301

    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

    • 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 449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 417

    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 251
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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

    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • 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 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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 Nine Billion Names of God

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Words have power. Some words have more power than others. So when a group of monks seek to enlist modern technology in their quest to list all nine billion names of god, there is no telling what may happen.

    Regular price: £7.19

    • 3001

    • A Novel
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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 Boo Boo on 06-05-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 2061: Odyssey Three

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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 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 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

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

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Collected Stories - Vol IV

    • By: Arthur C Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Ben Onwukwe, Nick Boulton, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    A forth collection of gripping short stories from the most acclaimed Science Fiction author of any generation. Arthur C Clarke is without question the world's best-known science fiction writer, enjoying a career of unequalled success. Clarke has always been celebrated for his prophetic vision, which is fully on display in this audiobook, but there are also many stories which show his imagination in full flight.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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

    • The Deep Range

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    It has taken a long time, but humankind has won its battle against the sea. Now Professionals like Walter Franklin patrol the infinite savannahs of the oceans, harvesting from the plankton prairies. But like that other great frontier, space, the sea has not yet yielded up all its secrets. And men like Franklin will never rest until its every fathomless mystery has been challenged....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still a story to entertain and engage

    • By ikd on 01-08-16

    Regular price: £13.09

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