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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,465 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Silverberg Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Mirron Willis, Arte Johnson, Emily Janice Card, J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Don Leslie, Scott Peterson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Majipoor Chronicles Series Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781455191352
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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

Listener Opinions

  • 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 Baker | 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 Sammis | 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 Taranto | 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 Graff | 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 Gager | 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. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Silverberg

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

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Mirron Willis—actor of film, stage, and television—is the winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2012 and a finalist for the Audie in 2015, as well as the winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook recordings. He has worked extensively in film and television and on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Ensemble Theatre, among others. He has recorded some 150 audiobooks, including the Smokey Dalton series by Kris Nelscott and My Song by Harry Belafonte. He resides and records audiobooks on his family’s historic ranch in East Texas.

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.

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie® and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.