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    • Solaris

    • The Definitive Edition
    • By: Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 823
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
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      4 out of 5 stars 677

    At last, one of the world’s greatest works of science fiction is available - just as author Stanislaw Lem intended it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Solaris, Audible, in cooperation with the Lem Estate, has commissioned a brand-new translation, unabridged for the first time, and the first ever direct translation from the original Polish to English. Beautifully narrated by Alessandro Juliani ( Battlestar Galactica), Lem’s provocative novel comes alive for a new generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blown away!

    • By Peter on 16-07-11

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection

    • Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations
    • By: H G Wells, Stanislaw Lem, Karel Čapek, and others
    • Narrated by: William Gaunt, full cast, Robert Glenister, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Titles include Frankenstein (1994), The Time Machine (2009), The Lost World (1975), R.U.R. (1989) and Solaris (2007). Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two great - Two fine - One really bad

    • By Nigel on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Star Diaries

    • Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy
    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes one think, laugh, and imagine...

    • By Bianca on 12-12-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Return from the Stars

    • By: Stanislaw Lem, Barbara Marszal - translator, Frank Simpson - translator
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Hal Bregg is an astronaut who returns from a space mission in which only 10 biological years have passed for him, while 127 years have elapsed on Earth. He finds that the Earth has changed beyond recognition, filled with human beings who have been medically neutralized. How does an astronaut join a civilization that shuns risk?

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Invincible

    • By: Stanislaw Lem, Bill Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Invincible is a classic science fiction thriller by the author of Solaris - for the first time translated directly from the original. A starship from Earth is challenged by a mysterious hostile intelligence.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Cyberiad

    • Fables for the Cybernetic Age
    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. Over the course of their adventures in The Cyberiad, they travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their unsuspecting employers.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • His Master's Voice

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    A witty and inventive satire of "men of science" and their thinking, as a team of scientists races to decode a mysterious message from space. "I had the feeling that I was standing at the cradle of a new mythology. A last will and testament...we as the posthumous heirs of Them...."

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Futurological Congress

    • From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy
    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Bringing his twin gifts of scientific speculation and scathing satire to bear on that hapless planet, Earth, Lem sends his unlucky cosmonaut, Ijon Tichy, to the Eighth Futurological Congress. Caught up in local revolution, Tichy is shot and so critically wounded that he is flashfrozen to await a future cure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Linguistically Psychedelic

    • By MJ on 29-01-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi

    • Solaris
    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Ron Cook, Joanne Froggatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Protagonist Kris Kelvin arrives at a scientific research station hovering above the surface of Solaris where research has been ongoing for years on the strange ocean life form. When Kris and his colleagues become more aggressive in trying to force contact with Solaris, the ocean's response is to experiment with the researchers' minds by confronting them with their most painful and repressed thoughts and memories through the materialization of complex human constructs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stanislaw Lem

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-01-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Fiasco

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The planet Quinta is pocked by ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. In stark contrast, the crew of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they approach Quinta, a dark poetry takes over and leads them into a nightmare of misunderstanding.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Mortal Engines

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    These fourteen science fiction stories reveal Lem’s fascination with artificial intelligence and demonstrate just how surprisingly human sentient machines can be.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but flawed

    • By Ant on 15-12-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Memoirs Found in a Bathtub

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The year is 3149, and a vast paper destroying blight-papyralysis-has obliterated much of the planet's written history. However, these rare memoirs, preserved for centuries in a volcanic rock, record the strange life of a man trapped in a hermetically sealed underground community.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Peace on Earth

    • By: Stanislaw Lem, Elinor Ford - translator, Michael Kandel - translator
    • Narrated by: David Marantz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ijon Tichy is the only human who knows for sure whether the self-programming robots on the moon are plotting a terrestrial invasion. But a highly focused ray severs his corpus collosum. Now his left brain can’t remember the secret and his uncooperative right brain won’t tell. Tichy struggles for control of the lost memory and of his own two warring sides.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Solaris

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Detlef Bierstedt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Auf dem Planeten Solaris scheinen die Gesetze der Physik keine Geltung zu besitzen. Eine geheimnisvolle Kraft beeinflusst die Bewegungen des geheimnisvollen Ozeans, der die gesamte Oberfläche bedeckt. Als der Wissenschaftler Kelvin auf der Raumstation von Solaris eintrifft, stößt er auf seltsame Anzeichen von Chaos und Auflösung. Die zwei Besatzungsmitglieder verhalten sich merkwürdig, als würden sie von einer unaussprechlichen Furcht beherrscht.

    Regular price: £12.09

    • Robotermärchen

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Michael Schwarzmaier
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Stanislav Lem gelingt es in "Robotermärchen", seine dichterische Gabe der Erfindung mit der wissenschaftstheoretischen Erfassung von Problemen der Zukunft sowie mit spekulativer Kraft zu verbinden, wobei die letzte Realität dieser sonderbaren Wesen nicht die Wissenschaft, sondern die Sprache ist. Dabei sind die Robotermärchen Sprachkunstwerke mit unbestechlicher Brillanz, mit Variationsreichtum und auf der Ebene der Parodie, des Wortwitzes und an sprachlicher Virtuosität unübertroffen.

    Regular price: £7.19

    • Der Unbesiegbare

    • Utopischer Roman
    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Helmut Hafner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Ein klassischer Science-Fiction-Roman des großen polnischen Autors: Der Unbesiegbare, ein Raumkreuzer der schweren Klasse, sucht nach einem verschollenen Schwesterschiff. Als es gefunden wird, stehen die Wissenschaftler vor einem Rätsel. Es gibt keine feindliche Macht und keine Überlebenden: eine Rettungsexpedition, die allen fast zum Verhängnis wird.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Eden - Roman einer außerirdischen Zivilisation

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Jochen Striebeck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
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    Ein phantastischer Roman des Kultautors als Hörbuch!

    Eden - ein Planet in einem weit entfernten Sonnensystem, der bisher kaum erforscht ist. Daher sollen sechs Wissenschaftler zunächst aus sicherer Entfernung diesen Planeten beobachten. Doch aufgrund eines Berechnungsfehlers der Experten bohrt sich das Raumschiff der Erdenbewohner in die Oberfläche von Eden...

    Regular price: £5.19

    • Sterntagebücher

    • By: Stanislaw Lem
    • Narrated by: Michael Schwarzmaier
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die Sammlung Sterntagebücher ist eine Zusammenstellung verschiedener Reisen der großen Sternfahrer Pilot Pirx und Ijon Tichy sowie der beiden Roboter Trurl und Klapauzius. Der Autor Stanislaw Lem schickt den Hörer weit in die Zukunft und vermittelt ihm auf scharfsinnige und humoristische Weise erkenntnistheoretische, psychologische, soziologische und ethische Aspekte. So werden Fragen zur Intelligenz und zum Eigenleben von Maschinen ebenso behandelt, wie die Begegnung des Menschen mit sich selbst (anhand von Zeitschleifen) oder die Relativität subjektiver Eindrücke.

    Regular price: £7.19