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Publisher's Summary

This second collection of great sci-fi stories includes the following:

  • "A Sense of Wonder" by Stephen Marlowe
  • "Seller of the Sky" by Dave Dryfus
  • "The Shining Cow" by Alex James
  • "The Legion of Lazarus" by Edmund Hamilton
  • "An Empty Bottle" by Mari Wolf
  • "The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell    
  • "Wall of Crystal, "Eye of Night" by Algis Budrys
  • "Exhibit Piece" by Philip K. Dick
  • "Dream World" by R. Lafferty
  • "Rich Living" by Michael Cathal
  • "Contagion" by Katherine MacLean
  • "Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert E. Gilbert
  • "Mid Pleasures and Palaces" by James McKimmey
  • "Beekman's Planet" by Ivor Jorgensen
  • "Wedding Day" by Winston Marks
  • "Morgue Ship" by Ray Bradbury
  • "Prisoner of War" by Randall Garrett
  • "Zero Hour" by Ray Bradbury
Public Domain (P)2021 Jimcin Recordings

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Very good selection

Very Good selection of stories. I also liked the fact that so many different narrators were used. Gave the whole volume a certain variety of style. I liked some of the narrators better than others but they were all competent. I also liked the fact that a number of the narrators were female. Sci-Fi narrators are most often male. This was a nice change of pace.

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Computer voices?

Good stories, and some of them are certainly read by actual performers. I can swear that some of these stories are read by computer generated voices though - or else some of these readers have terrible rhythm. Still, all of them are absolutely possible to listen to.

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some of the most flat narration ever...

these stories could be excellent but the narrator's are some of the consistently bad I've ever gotten from audible.

thankfully I'm used to listening to readers that volunteer with Library of Congress who read on tape in the 90s... but if you're used to good characterization and the flow of modern audiobooks, this will be painful

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  • 10-23-21

Computer generated narration

Is this computer generated narration? This is the worst narration I’ve ever heard, so much so that I believe it to be computer-generated rather than real human beings. Some stories are completely unlistenable.