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    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      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

    • Stranger in a Strange Land

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Martin McDougall
    • Length: 23 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
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      4 out of 5 stars 226
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      4 out of 5 stars 228

    Epic, entertaining, blasphemous, this is the most influential and controversial of Science Fiction novels. Stranger in a Strange Land caused uproar when it was first published as it savaged conventional religious, sexual, and social ideals. Many years in the future, Valentine Michael Smith's upbringing is exceptional. Orphan child to two astronauts killed in space, he is raised on Mars. Twenty-five years later he is "rescued" and brought back to Earth. The initial enthusiasm of the administration in Smith's safe return is soon dampened by the realisation that they cannot control him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A point in time

    • By Simon on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Onegreatbiglonguninterruptedaudiofilewithnomarkers

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Number of the Beast

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The wickedest, most wonderful science fiction story ever created in our - or any - time. Anything can begin at a party in California - and everything does in this bold masterwork by a grand master of science fiction. When four supremely sensual and unspeakably cerebral humans - two male, two female - find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies - and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller-coaster ride of adventure, danger, ecstasy, and peril.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done

    • By Mrs S on 27-08-14

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Time for the Stars

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Travel to other planets is now a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity of finding habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. There’s a problem though—because the spaceships are slower than light, any communication between the exploring ships and Earth would take years.

    Tom and Pat are identical twin teenagers. As twins they’ve always been close, so close that it seemed like they could read each other’s minds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still great!

    • By Seagull on 12-05-18

    Regular price: £20.29

    • X Minus One

    • Old Time Radio Shows, Volume 1
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    X Minus One is widely considered one of the best science fiction radio series to ever be broadcast. Featuring stories written by Ray Bradbury, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and other science fiction writing luminaries, X Minus One set the bar for excellence in radio drama.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old but entertaining

    • By Alex on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Job

    • A Comedy of Justice
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    After firewalking in Polynesia, fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer never saw the world the same. Now called Alec Graham, he was in the middle of an affair with his stewardess, Margrethe, and natural disasters kept following them. First, there was an impossible iceberg that wrecked the ship in the tropics; then, after being rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they were hit by a double earthquake. To Alex, the signs were clear that Armageddon and the Day of Judgment were near.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm going back on what I said

    • By Miss on 17-11-13

    Regular price: £23.69

    • X Minus One

    • Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
    • Narrated by: Old Time Radio
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid stuff from the Golden Age

    • By Angela on 05-06-13

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Man Who Sold the Moon

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Today the moon - tomorrow the stars. The Man Who Sold the Moon: A landmark volume in Heinlein’s magnificent Future History series. D. D. Harriman is a billionaire with a dream: the dream of Space for All Mankind. The method? Anything that works. Maybe, in fact, Harriman goes too far. But he will give us the stars....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Of its time

    • By Paul Hamer on 16-11-16

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Cat Who Walks through Walls

    • By: Robert Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    When a stranger attempting to deliver a cryptic message is shot dead at his dinner table, Richard Ames is thrown headfirst into danger, intrigue, and other dimensions where Lazarus Long still thrives, where Jubal Harshaw lives surrounded by beautiful women, and where a daring plot to rescue the sentient computer called Mike can change the direction of all human history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Space Opera

    • By R. B. Harkess on 03-07-09

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Glory Road

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    . C. “Scar” Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadn’t given up his habit of scanning the personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him: "Are you a coward? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English with some French, proficient with all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential...."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable reading of perhaps Heinlein’s best book

    • By BobBr on 26-09-12

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Have Space Suit - Will Travel

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authenticspace suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell wonit, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own tothe stars. But "one day" comes sooner than he thinks when he tries the suit on in his backyard - and finds himself worlds away, a prisoner aboard a space pirate's ship.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Expanded Universe, Vol. 1

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide listeners with true insights into his uniquely creative mind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some great stories, as expected

    • By A E WHYTE on 03-05-17

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Methuselah's Children

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    After the fall of the American Ayatollahs as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land and chronicled in Revolt in 2100, the United States of America at last fulfills the promise inherent in its first Revolution: for the first time in human history there is a nation with Liberty and Justice for All. No one may seize or harm the person or property of another, or invade his privacy, or force him to do his bidding. Americans are fiercely proud of their re-won liberties and the blood it cost them; nothing could make them forswear those truths they hold self-evident. Nothing except the promise of immortality…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My first Heinlein - I'm hooked!

    • By Kev Partner on 25-06-14

    Regular price: £18.39

    • I Will Fear No Evil

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 18 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein’s grand masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old, and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Inside the mind of a dirty, old flasher

    • By Nukapai on 05-11-15

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Farnham's Freehold

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Hugh Farnham is a practical, self-made man, and when he sees the clouds of nuclear war gathering, he builds a bomb shelter under his house, hoping for peace and preparing for war. But when the apocalypse comes, something happens that he did not expect. A thermonuclear blast tears apart the fabric of time and hurls his shelter into a world with no sign of other human beings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant. A book on racism and societal values

    • By Roland B-C on 29-01-18

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Between Planets

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Don Harvey is a citizen of the Interplanetary Federation - yet no single planet can claim him as its own. His mother was born on Venus and his father on Earth, and Don himself was born on a spaceship in trajectory between planets. When his parents abruptly summon him away from school on Earth to join them on Mars, he has no idea he's about to be plunged into deadly interplanetary intrigue. But the ship Don is traveling on is unexpectedly diverted to Venus, where the colony has launched a revolution against Earth's control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Showing it’s age, but great SF

    • By CameronRoss on 14-12-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Podkayne of Mars

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Podkayne Fries, a smart and determined maid of Mars, has just one goal in life: to become the first female starship pilot and rise through the ranks to command deep-space explorations. So when she is offered a chance to join her diplomatic uncle on an interstellar journey to distant Earth via Venus, it's a dream come true - even if her only experience with diplomacy is handling her brilliant but pesky younger brother, Clark.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No real climax.

    • By Stephanie on 26-02-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Jonathan Hoag has a curious problem. Every evening, he finds a mysterious reddish substance under his fingernails, with no memory what he was doing during the day to get it there. Jonathan hires the husband and wife detective team of Ted and Cynthia Randall to follow him during the day and find out. But Ted and Cynthia find themselves instantly out of their depth. Jonathan leaves no fingerprints. His few memories about his profession turn out to be false.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Dimension X

    • Adventures in Time & Space
    • By: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Staats Cotsworth, Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door." A new crop of writers emerged from the dawning of the nuclear age, grappling with humankind's place in the universe. While imagining the wonders of space exploration and the rise of technological advancements, they questioned whether we were prepared to encounter aliens, or even control the machines and weapons we'd built ourselves.

    Regular price: £20.99

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