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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fred Saberhagen Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Berserker Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781455178650
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Five hundred years have passed since the combined fleets of humanity met and broke the berserker armada at Stone Place. But though the human victory was total, one of the killer machines—weaponless, its star drive a ruin—managed to limp to a secret sanctuary on a planet called Hunter’s World. Over the years since then, a new cult has arisen there: a cult dedicated to Death as the only and ultimate good.

For Hunter’s World has become Berserker’s Planet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Berserkers, in their single-minded pursuit of their preprogrammed course of destruction, attain a kind of perverse stature that makes them worthy stand-ins for the dark side of human nature.”

    New York Times

  • “The Berserker stories are war stories, but war stories in the tradition of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front.

    Baltimore Evening Sun

  • “Saberhagen has given SF one of its most powerful images of future war in his Berserker series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “These homicidal robots manage to make Aliens look like wimps.”

    Science Fiction Age

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Farley | 10/11/2013

    " Insightful about the worship of death, but a little odd and upside down in a couple of places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 5/29/2009

    " Insightful about the worship of death, but a little odd and upside down in a couple of places. "

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About the Author
Author Fred Saberhagen

Fred Thomas Saberhagen (1930–2007), a native of Chicago, worked as a science writer for the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He began writing science fiction for Galaxy in 1961. He is most renowned for the Berserker series of stories and novels.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.