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Author: Robert Silverberg Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Arte Johnson, Scott Peterson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Majipoor Chronicles Series Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781483057538
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The national bestselling saga of Robert Silverberg’s stunning imagination that began with Lord Valentine’s Castle continues in Majipoor Chronicles.

The young street urchin Hissune helps Lord Valentine regain his throne, and as a reward, he is sent into the depths of the Labyrinth, a massive library of memory cubes in which the entire history of Majipoor is preserved. As Hissune prepares for a summons to return to Castle Mount, he relives the lives of Majipoor’s most famous and notorious inhabitants, learning more about the people and his new land than anyone else in the kingdom. As he becomes one with its many peoples—dukes and generals, thieves and murderers, Ghayrogs and Metamorphs—he discovers wonder, terror, longing, and love and learns wisdom that will shape his destiny.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Marvel upon marvel…a beautiful book.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “If you like tales with an exotic Arabian Nights piquancy, this book belongs in your hands.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Majipoor is probably the finest creation of Silverberg’s powerful imagination and certainly one of the most fully realized worlds of modern science fiction.”

    Booklist

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 12/18/2013

    " I read this years ago and don't really remember much about the specifics, just that it was a real fun read and that I devoured the whole series within about a week because I enjoyed them so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hthayer | 12/7/2013

    " I think I loved this even more than I loved "Lord Valentine's Castle." More adventures and revels in the magnificent, overwhelming world of Majipoor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/4/2013

    " Very entertaining. Good character base, easy to follow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/8/2013

    " I read an earlier version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dwer | 3/27/2013

    " I'm mixed on Silverberg. This is a boderline four "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 2/20/2013

    " Short stories which explore the history of Majipoor. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erik | 2/17/2013

    " This collection of short stories is set in the same world as Lord Valentine's Castle, which had appeared previously. I didn't much like either book, but this one had the advantage of being a collection of individual pieces, not a single narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 1/16/2013

    " I've liked a lot of Silverberg's work. I thought this was very lovely in the writing and told a pretty good story. My 4 stars is probalby really 3 and 1/2. I actually read this before reading the first in the series, "Lord Valentine's Castle," so maybe I would have enjoyed it more had I done so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AndrewP | 12/17/2012

    " A collection of short stories all based in the world of Majipoor in various times and locations. Not a bad read but more applicable as background information to the main volumes in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/25/2012

    " It's not usual for me to give a sci-fi book a 4-star rating but this is a good one for sure. By one of the all-time masters of the genre of course. My only question: Why no flying machines? Also, the final twist at the end was very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 7/17/2012

    " one of my early science fiction book club books, read many times, but this time, listened on audio. strangest thing was the readers were the same group that does the Ender books, so kept expecting battle school or something to make an appearance :). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mareklamo | 7/6/2012

    " A return to the world of Majipoor, as seen thru the eyes of the inhabitants. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vamshidhar | 4/4/2011

    " Just as good as Lord Valentine's castle with a bit more variety. Many of the same weaknesses though...see my review of that book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Babete | 2/28/2011

    " Bom, dentro do género!( As Crónicas de Majipoor ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 4/15/2010

    " A collection of short stories all based in the world of Majipoor in various times and locations. Not a bad read but more applicable as background information to the main volumes in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 1/7/2010

    " one of my early science fiction book club books, read many times, but this time, listened on audio. strangest thing was the readers were the same group that does the Ender books, so kept expecting battle school or something to make an appearance :). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/6/2009

    " Very entertaining. Good character base, easy to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 10/1/2009

    " Short stories which explore the history of Majipoor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dwer | 9/27/2009

    " I'm mixed on Silverberg. This is a boderline four "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vamshidhar | 6/15/2009

    " Just as good as Lord Valentine's castle with a bit more variety. Many of the same weaknesses though...see my review of that book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 4/10/2009

    " I read this years ago and don't really remember much about the specifics, just that it was a real fun read and that I devoured the whole series within about a week because I enjoyed them so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mareklamo | 8/19/2007

    " A return to the world of Majipoor, as seen thru the eyes of the inhabitants. "

About the Author

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

About the Narrators

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.

Arte Johnson is an award-winning narrator and an American comic actor who won an Emmy Award for his role in the television series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His audiobook narations have won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he placed as a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration in 2003 and 2007.

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.