Author of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novels Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise along with such memorable novels as Childhood's End, Sir Arthur C. Clarke was - with Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein - one of the writers who defined the classic era of science fiction. From early work like "Rescue Party" and "The Lion of Comarre" through classic stories including "The Star", "Earthlight", "The Nine Billion Names of God", and "The Sentinel" (kernel of the later novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey), all the way to later work like "A Meeting with Medusa" and "The Hammer of God", this comprehensive short story collection encapsulates one of the great science fiction careers of all time.
"Narrator Ralph Lister makes Arthur C. Clarke come alive in the foreword to this collection.... [Narrator Jonathan] Davis's portrayals of uptight Captain Grant and casual Engineer McNeil are perfect... In 'All The Time in the World,' a story that led to Clarke's first television program, narrator Ray Porter is masterful in his handling of text and dialogue.... Listeners will find these classic stories fascinating and timeless." (AudioFile)
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The Greatest Science Fiction Stories to listen to
I have read the book many years ago. I would consider myself a bibliophile, so I have to say that touching, smelling and reading a book is ALWAYS better than listen to an audio book.
But, as I also enjoy listening to good story telling, I have come to love audio books just the same. I like how words spoken enter my brain through my ears, good narrators painting worlds on the canvas of my imagination.
I love every word Arthur C. Clarke wrote over the decades. Every story is a gem, masterfully worded and, considering the time when they were written, truly prophetic.
Yes and no. Yes, because the stories are so well told. No, because each story deserves to be digested on its own. So I listen to a chapter, then pause to think about what I just heard.
Arthur C. Clarke tells science fiction in a way that you think it is totally possible that one day some of the things he describes become true - as have many already, when looking back.
Arthur C. Clarke stands side by side with the great Isaac Asimov. So, if you love Asimov's stories you will also enjoy Clarke's stories.
- Christian Aigner