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I'm looking for a Sci-Fi book with a female protagonist who doesn't wear logos

Is it Pattern Recognition by William Gibson? The main character is described in the wikipedia article like this: Cayce Pollard – A 32-year-old woman who lives in New York City. She pronounces her ...
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What are the gaps in the Foundation audiobook?

These gaps are simply a literary device to show that his entry in the Encyclopedia Galactica is extensive. As you've said, they exist in the novel as ellipses, followed by a line break. HARI SELDON--....
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Why is Stephen Fry's narration of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone an hour longer than Jim Dale's on Audible?

I bought both to compare and I think commenters Valorum & Matthew Barclay are right. Stephen Fry's edition is only longer due to the extended preview of the second book. Fry's version reads full ...
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Title of short story: Computer plotting to kill himself

Asimov's "All the Troubles of the World" The closing line looks just like the one you are searching for: "Multivac, what do you yourself want more than anything else?". Multivac's answer is succinct ...
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Ultra/ultimate humans, ancient structures on an alien planet, pig-people

This is in fact Absolution Gap (2003) by Alastair Reynolds, which has a scout (Quaiche, who forages for alien artefacts) a girlfriend in a strange contraption ( Morwenna in a "scrimshaw suit", trapped ...
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Sci-fi book about a brain chip implanted in your head that would tell you anything your phone could and more

The Utopia Experiment by Robert Ludlum: With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the president has been forced to establish his own ...
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Book about AI called "Angels" who look after a child left alone on a spaceship

Earthsearch (1981)? Originally a BBC radio series, which later got a novelization. The main difference with your recollection would be that there are several children, not just one. From Wikipedia: ...
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"That's no (inanimate object), that's my WIFE!" (mid 1970's audio media)

This might be the 'song' (it's actually spoken-word) called No Anchovies, Please by J. Geils Band. It can be found on YouTube. It's on their Love Stinks album from 1980, but maybe it was on the ...
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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

The book series is called Galactic Empire Wars, it's a military science fiction series written by Raymond L. Weil. The book starts of with Mason Randle, who is a ultra-rich owner of a huge mining ...
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I'm trying to find an audiobook from my childhood (early 2000s)

Could this be The Farthest-Away Mountain? A witch has cursed the snow to be various colors and have a variety of harmful effects. The green snow swarms with caterpillars: She pushed her knapsack ...
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Audio book novel about a human-like alien who comes to Earth and loves gin

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1963) by Walter Tevis Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth seeking to construct a spaceship to ferry others from his home planet, Anthea, to Earth. ...
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80's Young Adult Science Fiction Book With Cassette

Audisee Book & Tape Adventure: The Lost Ones Series of 6 adventures was created & sold circa 1978-1981, consisting of a cassette tape with actors, sound effects, and music, plus an ...
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Is there a Star Trek audio book read by Brent Spiner?

Nope. I Tweeted him about it. His answer: No tombquestwiki: Hey @BrentSpiner! :) I'm a member of a #ScienceFiction & #Fantasy online community, and one of our members is wondering if you've ever ...
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Comedy audiobook heard on Audible. In the far future the known universe is ruled as an empire by 'Greatest Britain.'

This is Isaac Steele and the Forever Man by Daniel Rigby Brought to you by Its Majesty’s Government. Greatest Britain: For a Global Universe. Agent Isaac Steele has problems. He spends all his splibs ...
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Story about a murderous cat-woman and her husband

It sounds a lot like Cat Wife, written by Arch Obeler and performed by Wyllis Cooper's Lights Out radio program in February, 1939. From the Old Time Radio link: A husband's feline-like wife goes ...
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Story with an arc of Earths that go from Science to Fantasy

Sounds like the Interworld trilogy by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. Made up of Interworld, The Silver Dream, and Eternity's Wheel. The guy is one Joey Harker.
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What is the name of this science fiction story?

I think that's the novella "Ultima Thule" by Mack Reynolds, part of his "United Planets" series. Ronny Bronston has dreamed all his life of getting a United Planets job that would take him off-...
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Fantasy (audio)book about boy being recruited

This might be Emma Clayton's The Roar. When the animal plague began, the entire population came together and built a solid concrete wall 50 feet high and 30 feet thick. This kept every single animal ...
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Book about princess who travels to another planet to wed the prince who then is exiled

Some of the plot points sound like the book Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, Wikipedia article here, though there are also some mismatches. The princess Sarene is engaged to prince Raoden and travels to ...
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Stories about Lancelot and Galahad, which I heard on a record

I'll post this as a plausible suggestion, though I don't own the records and short of finding second hand copies anywhere it's going to be hard to verify it. In 1978 Caedmon Audio was a publisher ...
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Book with a fae prince who can only be seen by a teacher who lives in a small village

Between (2020) by L.L. Starling is the book and the author is on TikTok. A bewitching cozy, fiendishly funny cautionary tale about the perils of gatecrashing fairy tale kingdoms—particularly ones ...
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Seeking children's record with American Indian story about a giant with a frozen heart

The answer came to me. The record was called "The Last of the Mohegans" (It was spelled that way, I believe—not "Mohicans" as in the famous James Fenimore Cooper novel.) The ...
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The Hobbit audio book by Rob Inglis

The Rob Inglis audiobook uses the third edition text. In The Annotated Hobbit, Douglas Anderson lists every revision that has been made to the text. Looking up some of these in the Audiobook, it seems ...
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What are the differences between the US and UK versions of the Harry Potter audio books?

Both are really easy to understand even for a foreigner as myself. Both readers are comedian with a very good pronunciation. I prefer the Jim Dale version because of the various voices he is ...
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Sci-Fi Book Artificial Intelligence starts out as a simulated child on a desktop computer

Per the OP's comment above, this is Scott Meyer's Run Program, published 2017. From the official summary: What’s worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant ...
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Scifi dystopian like audio book in which a ship crashes into Earth and becomes Godlike

Per the OP comments above, this is most likely "The Omega Project" (2013) by Steve Alten.
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Ultra/ultimate humans, ancient structures on an alien planet, pig-people

The "pigs" aspect of it makes me think of "Speaker For the Dead" (1986) by Orson Scott Card, the second book in the Ender's Game series. From Goodreads: In this second book in the ...
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What are the differences between the US and UK versions of the Harry Potter audio books?

UK uses the British version of the book, and pronounces words in the British pronunciation (ie 'lieutenant' as 'left-ten-ant') US uses the US (Scholastic) version of the book, using American ...
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