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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 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • Stranger in a Strange Land

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Martin McDougall
    • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
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      4 out of 5 stars 178
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      4 out of 5 stars 180

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stranger in a strange land

    • By Mr. S. P. Campbell on 20-04-17

    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 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • 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 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • Glory Road

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    . 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

    • The Number of the Beast

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      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

    • 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 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Starman Jones

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Max Jones, a practical, hard-working young man, found his escape in his beloved astronomy books. When reality comes crashing in and his troubled home life forces him out on the road, Max finds himself adrift in a downtrodden land - until an unexpected, ultimate adventure carries him away as a stowaway aboard an intergalactic spaceship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Audiobook, we both love it!

    • By Rosie and Duncan on 23-07-09

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Space Cadet

    • By: Robert A Heinlein
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Matt Dodson arrives at Space Academy little prepared for the rigorous program he is about to enter. But that’s the point of the academy: to take young men and steep them in a demanding tradition of honor, courage, and sacrifice until they have earned the right to join the Patrol as guardians of the solar peace. Unfortunately, even the academy’s high power training can’t completely prepare Matt and his friends Tex and Oscar for the harrowing test of both survival and diplomatic skills they will face when a mission goes disastrously wrong.

    Regular price: £33.29

    • 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 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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 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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • 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 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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: £10.19

    • The Cat Who Walks through Walls

    • By: Robert Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Assignment in Eternity

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Robert A. Heinlein is widely and justly regarded as the greatest practitioner of the art of science fiction who has ever lived. Here are two of his greatest short novels: Gulf, in which the greatest super-spy of them all is revealed as the leader of a league of supermen and women who can’t quite decide what to do with the rest of us. And Lost Legacy, in which it is proved that we are all members of that league - or would be, if we but had eyes to see.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • For Us, the Living

    • A Comedy of Customs
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    July 12, 1939: Perry Nelson is driving along the palisades when another vehicle swerves into his lane, a tire blows out, and his car careens off the road and over a bluff. The last thing he sees before his head connects with the boulders below is a girl in a green bathing suit, prancing along the shore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and a riveting listen!!

    • By Christopher on 09-02-11

    Regular price: £16.39

    • 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 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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: £13.59

    • Tunnel in the Sky

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Rod Walker decides to take the final test for “Deacon” Matson’s interplanetary survival course, he knows he will be facing life-or-death situations on an unsettled planet. What he doesn’t expect is that something will go wrong with the “Tunnel in the Sky” and he and his fellow students will not be able to return to Terra. Stranded on a hostile planet, Rod and his friends are faced wit the challenge of carving a civilization out of the wilderness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awe inspiring

    • By Dr on 09-01-18

    Regular price: £36.19

    • The Star Beast

    • Heinlein's Juveniles, Book 8
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lummox has been the pet of the Stuart family for generations. With eight legs, a thick hide, and increasingly large size, Lummox is nobody's idea of man's best friend. Nevertheless, John Stuart XI, descendant of the starman who originally brought Lummox back to Earth, loves him. But when Lummox eats a neighbor's car and begins to grow again, the feds decide that enough is enough.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • I Will Fear No Evil

    • By: Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 22

    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

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