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Questions tagged [audio-book]

A taped reading of a book or book condensation reproduced in audiocassette or digital sound form.

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Post apocalyptic sci-fi book where Earth is destroyed and humans from the Moon and Mars go on a rescue mission

I'm looking for a book of which I listened to the audio book a while ago. It was set in the future where humans have colonized the solar system. One ultra-rich man basically bought an asteroid and ...
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Story with an arc of Earths that go from Science to Fantasy

I'm looking for a story that I heard on audiobook about 10 years ago. It was about a guy (young adult maybe?) who finds out that he can walk between planes. There are a whole arc of worlds, that ...
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90's/00's Audio book series post apocalyptic where they use gates to travel [duplicate]

An audio book series sold at truck stops with over 18 titles from late 1990s/early 2000s post apocalyptic where they use gates to travel, possibly brilliance audio. It's science fiction/technology. In ...
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Sci-Fi Book Artificial Intelligence starts out as a simulated child on a desktop computer

I'm looking for a book I read in the last 3-4 years and I can remember some basic plot points but nothing specific. It is about an Artificial intelligence that becomes kinda evil (as they tend to do). ...
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Identifying YA Science Fiction Novel

I'm trying to find a YA novel that I listened to the audiobook version of sometime between 1999 and 2005 (I think). It was about a segmented future society, where the elite wore blue, the next down ...
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Scifi dystopian like audio book in which a ship crashes into Earth and becomes Godlike

I'm trying to identify an audio book I heard many years ago but can't recall the name. The story involves a human settlement on the moon and a science spaceship with biologic tech and nano tech on ...
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short-story audio. A Cook (narrator) (sounded exactly like Paul Giamatti) on a ship traveling at light-speed

A Cook (narrator) (sounded exactly like Paul Giamatti) on a ship traveling at light-speed. This is an experimental spaceship studying faster than light travel. He is the only one on board that he is ...
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Can anyone help identify a book-on-tape learning program from the 80s about monsters?

Does anyone remember a book-on-tape learning program from the 80s (that's when I had it anyway), that was based on maybe a haunted castle or something, and everyone in it was a monster? I thought the ...
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Seeking children's record with American Indian story about a giant with a frozen heart

I had a children's LP record that had some American Indian stories on it. As I recall, there was a frame narrative about a grandfather telling the stories to his grandchildren in the present day (...
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Is there a Star Trek audio book read by Brent Spiner?

I have already heard the audio book Imzadi as read by Jonathan Frakes, as well as Imzadi II read by the actor who plays Gowron and I am looking forward to hearing Mosaic read by Kate Mulgrew. So, as a ...
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Book about princess who travels to another planet to wed the prince who then is exiled [duplicate]

I can't remember the name of this novel. Non-traditional princess is sent across space by her father the king to marry the crown prince as a diplomatic move. There are priests and a type of angelic ...
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Trying to identify a sci-fi story I listened to several years ago featuring a far future human that can adjust his body to any alien environment

Several years ago I listened to either a podcast or audiobook of a story about a future human that is stranded on an alien planet. He can adjust his lungs to breath the toxic atmosphere and also ...
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Looking For 78 rpm Childrens' Records With Fairy Tales and Classical Music

When I was a kid, we still had my mother's 78 rpm record player and her collections of childrens' albums from her own childhood in the 1950s. There were a lot of old 10-inch records with it, but ...
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Audiobook about an alien disguised as a human trying to defend the Earth

I remember listening to an audiobook where an alien came to Earth in a talking spaceship to escape from alien pursuers. The spaceship left to distract the other aliens. He changed his features to look ...
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Story about a murderous cat-woman and her husband

Long ago, I recall hearing an audio story, likely on cassette, about a man and his wife. He wants to prove himself to her and eventually ends up pushing another man down the stairs, to her ...
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Looking for a 1970's sci-fi audiobook for kids

I remember getting a sci-fi audiobook from my local library a number of times. It was on cassette but I'm assuming it had a print version too. I remember a child from the planet Utopia(?) visiting ...
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I'm trying to find an audiobook from my childhood (early 2000s)

The story is about an adventurer. The distinct section I remember is of the main protagonist trying to get through some snow that had been cursed. It was different colors like a patchwork quilt. ...
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What are the differences between the US and UK versions of the Harry Potter audio books?

I'm trying to decide between Jim Dale (US) and Stephen Fry (UK) audio book version. What, if any, are the differences between the two versions of the audio books? How well were they received? ...
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I'm looking for a Sci-Fi book with a female protagonist who doesn't wear logos

I'm looking for a near future (I'm pretty sure) Sci Fi book that may have more than one protagonist, but has at least this one female lead. I heard a passage from the book somewhere (possibly a ...
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Title of short story: Computer plotting to kill himself [duplicate]

I am looking for a short story, of which I heard an audio version. In it, most of the work and for that matter everyday life is governed by a computer program. The computer is portrayed as not self-...
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How to find the missing appendices from the Anathem audiobook?

I've listened to Anathem by Neal Stephenson on Audible AudioBook. While browsing in my local bookshop the other day I picked up a copy of the book and had a flick through. It turns out that there are ...
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In ‘Lock In’ by John Scalzi, is “threeps” meant to be C-3PO?

I'm currently listening to Lock In by John Scazi and, as it's an audiobook (read by Wil Wheaton) I don't have access to the text. Throughout the book so far (I'm about 1/5 through) they refer to '...
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Help remembering childhood story - Boy befriends alien stuck on earth

I don't know why, but I've suddenly been overwhelmed by nostalgia and really need to find this story, I remember listening to it on a CD but it was probably a book originally. The story is for kids ...
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YA audiobook about rival scientists who use an “array” to prevent aging

Way back in the early 2000s, a friend loaned me a book on cassette. I've been trying to track it down but I can't remember much about it. What I do remember: It was most certainly young-adult themed. ...
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80's Young Adult Science Fiction Book With Cassette

I've been searching for this for years. I can only recall the following: Early 80's (possibly late 70's). Young adult short story book with hand drawn illustrations Was a book on cassette, a follow ...
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What is this Canadian Doctor Who audio all about? Is the CBC really picking it up in January [closed]

Does anyone know about the rumour floating around about Doctor Who Dark Journey heading to the CBC in 2015? I know they co-produced series 1 in 2005.
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The Hobbit audio book by Rob Inglis

I just got the audio book of the Hobbit, narrated by Rob Inglis, and I would like to read the book while listening. Though, as I understand it, there are several different versions of The Hobbit (not ...
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What is the name of this science fiction story?

I am trying to identify the name and if possible a link to a story that I heard on librivox.org (maybe, I am not 100% sure). At some point point in the future, human race has spread all over the ...
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Did Frank Herbert ever record any Dune audio books himself?

The question pretty much says it all. On Wikipedia it states In 1993, Recorded Books Inc. released a 20-disc audio book narrated by George Guidall. In 2007, Audio Renaissance released an audio book ...
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A audio book about two children and an apprentice wizard?

I remember back when I was a child (late nineties), I listened to some audiotapes. One of them was story about two children, and a wizard who accidentally teleports into them when he is trying to pass ...