Archive for March 2010

Audiobook Complete: Short Science Fiction 21

Title: Short Science Fiction Collection 21 Author: various Source: Librivox URL: This is a collection of science fiction short stories, by various authors and read by a variety of readers.  As to be expected, the quality also varies.  None of the stories in this collection struck me as anything I’m likely to reread, and […]

Audiobook Complete: Tom Sawyer Abroad

Title: Tom Sawyer Abroad Author: Mark Twain Source: Librivox URL: Tom, Huck, and Jim find themselves on a Jules Verne like adventure in a balloon, travelling the world.  Huck is the narrator, and highly entertaining as the fish out of water much of the time.  Tom seems to just know all kinds of things, […]

Audiobook Complete: A Princess of Mars

Title: A Princess of Mars Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) Source: Librivox URL: Librivox has multiple versions of this work available.  This is the one read in its entirety by Mark Nelson, who is a wonderful reader.  The story is classic pulp fiction, and influenced many writers to come.  Some of it seems a […]

Audiobook Complete: A Man of Means

Title: A Man of Means Author: P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) and C.H. Bovill Source: Librivox URL: Moderately entertaining, with some typical dry Wodehouse wit.  It isn’t nearly as good as Jeeves, although it is possible to detect the same authorship.  Wodehouse got better with practice.  This is in effect a series of short stories, with […]

Audiobook Complete: Short SciFi #20

Title: Short Science Fiction Collection #20 Author: Various Source: Librivox URL: A mixed collection of 9 short stories, of varying worth.  I found most of these to be pretty predictable.  They may have been innovative when first written, but their themes have been done enough times since then so as to make them familiar […]

Audiobook Complete: Starman’s Quest

A friend mentioned he kept a log of all the audiobooks he has listened to, and that struck me as in an interesting idea.  The first one finished since then is: Title: Starman’s Quest Author: Robert Silverberg Source: Librivox URL: I enjoyed it, although it was clearly written for a juvenile audience.  There are […]