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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 1,084
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 844
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842

    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 1,277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189

    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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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
    • Frustrating delivery from audible...

    • By Johnny Bigbaws on 29-09-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 452

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst sequel I've read in a long time.

    • By Athos on 01-11-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 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 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    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

    • 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 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    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

    • 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 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    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

    • 2061: Odyssey Three

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman - or whatever Bowman has become - a newly independent HAL, and the power of an alien race that has decided 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

    • The Collected Stories - Vol IV

    • By: Arthur C Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Ben Onwukwe, Nick Boulton, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • 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 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    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

    • 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: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Jupiter 5

    • By: Arthur C Clarke
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A distinguished scientist suspects that one of the Jovian moons, Jupiter V, is not quite what it seems. His expedition arrives at the moon and discovers it is actually a huge spacecraft. The craft is explored and it is soon discovered that the original inhabitants were reptilian aliens...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What you expect from Arthur C Clarke Brilliant

    • By Howard on 10-05-11

    Regular price: £4.99

    • 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 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    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

    • 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 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A truly accomplished novel, brilliant!

    • By Adam Pickford on 03-12-15

    Regular price: £15.59

    • Breaking Strain

    • By: Arthur C Clarke
    • Narrated by: Nick Boulton
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This compelling space drama tells the story of two men faced with an impossible decision. Somewhere between Venus and Earth, a space freighter is hit by a meteor, destroying vital supplies of oxygen. There is only enough oxygen remaining for one man to survive the journey home. But who should live? And how will they decide?

    Regular price: £4.34

    • Holiday on the Moon

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Arthur C Clarke is the world's foremost writer of science fiction and accessible science; his predictions have been coming true since he invented the idea of communications satellites in the 1940s. In Holiday on the Moon, teen Daphne Martin travels to the moon to visit her astronomer father.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • 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 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • The Deep Range

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • 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 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • Imperial Earth

    • By: Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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

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