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    • The Shadow of the Torturer

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 1
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    The Shadow of the Torturer is the first volume in the four-volume epic, the tale of a young Severian, an apprentice to the Guild of Torturers on the world called Urth, exiled for committing the ultimate sin of his profession - showing mercy towards his victim.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gene Wolfe's classic masterwork

    • By Peter on 09-08-10

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Claw of the Conciliator

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 2
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    The Claw of the Concillator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very twisty tale and gothic

    • By mark on 11-03-14

    Regular price: £20.59

    • The Citadel of the Autarch

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 4
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    The Citadel of the Autarch brings The Book of the New Sun to its harrowing conclusion, as Severian clashes in a final reckoning with the dread Autarch, fulfilling an ancient prophecy that will alter forever the realm known as Urth.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply stunning.

    • By Ian Jamison on 04-09-16

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Sword of the Lictor

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 3
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The Sword of the Lictor is the third volume in Wolfe's remarkable epic, chronicling the odyssey of the wandering pilgrim called Severian, driven by a powerful and unfathomable destiny, as he carries out a dark mission far from his home.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • bit of a soggy middle

    • By N A on 04-06-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Urth of the New Sun

    • The Book of the New Sun, Book 5
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Listeners return to the world of Severian, now the Autarch of Urth, as he leaves the planet on one of the huge spaceships of the alien Hierodules to travel across time and space to face his greatest test, to become the legendary New Sun or die. The strange, rich, original spaceship scenes give way to travels in time, wherein Severian revisits times and places which fill in parts of the background of the four-volume work, that will thrill and intrigue particularly listeners who enjoyed the earlier books. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not at the same level as the previous three

    • By Marius B on 24-02-19

    Regular price: £23.39

    • Gateways

    • Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl
    • By: Elizabeth Anne Hull (editor), Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It isn’t easy to get a group of bestselling SF authors to write new stories for an anthology, but that’s what Elizabeth Anne Hull has done in this powerhouse book. With original, captivating tales by Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Joe Haldeman, Harry Harrison, Larry Niven, Vernor Vinge, Gene Wolfe, and others, Gateways is a SF event that will be a must-buy for SF readers of all tastes, from the traditional to the cutting edge; from the darkly serious to the laugh-out-loud funny.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Knight

    • The Wizard Knight Series, Book One
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero. Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, and wizards.

    Regular price: £28.59

    • A Borrowed Man

    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human. A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mysteries and Marvels

    • By N. Price on 30-12-15

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Land Across

    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work.

    Regular price: £22.29

    • The Wizard

    • The Wizard Knight Series, Book Two
    • By: Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
    • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The first half of the journey, The Knight, took a teenage boy from America into Mythgarthr, the middle realm of seven fantastic worlds. Above are the gods of Skai; below are the capricious Aelf, and more dangerous things still. Journeying throughout Mythgarthr, Able gains a new brother, an Aelf queen lover, a supernatural hound, and the desire to prove his honor and become the noble knight he always knew he would be. Coming into Jotunland, home of the Frost Giants, Able - now Sir Able of the High Heart - claims the great sword Eterne from the dragon who has it. 

    Regular price: £28.59

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, September-November 2003 (Unabridged Selections)

    • Joe Haldeman and Others
    • By: Joe Haldeman, John Morressy, Gene Wolfe, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, Cynthia Belliveau, Jeff Paul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This audio presentation of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction is a super-duper triple issue, comprising ten key selections (most of the contents, actually) of FSF's September issue and the forthcoming double October/November issue.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A decent selection

    • By Chris on 18-02-09

    Regular price: £15.99