Extended Audio Sample

Download The Dreaming Jewels Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Dreaming Jewels, by Theodore Sturgeon Click for printable size audiobook cover
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Theodore Sturgeon Narrator: Paul Michael Garci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $13.95 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

Eight-year-old Horty Bluett has never known love. His adoptive parents are violent; his classmates are cruel. So he runs away from home and joins a carnival. Performing alongside the fireaters, snakemen and “little people,” Horty is accepted.

But he is not safe. For when he loses three fingers in an accident and they grow back, it becomes clear that Horty is not like other boys. And this “difference” is something that some people might want to use.

Now Horty knows that his difference is a risk not only to his own life, but to the lives of the outcasts who have, for so many years, provided for him a place to call home.

Theodore Sturgeon renders the multiple wounds of loneliness, fear, and persecution with uncanny precision in this vividly drawn, expertly plotted masterpiece.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “I look upon Sturgeon with a secret and growing jealousy.”

    Ray Bradbury

  • “A master storyteller certain to fascinate.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

  • “One of the masters of modern science fiction.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Though less well-known than Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, or Robert A. Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon is even more important to the development of literary and humanistic science fiction.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “An intensely written and very moving novel of love and retribution.”

    Washington Star

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Roberto | 11/16/2010

    " Un finale veramente triste, e una storia non entusiasmante. Mi aspettavo molto quando ho incontrato la figura del musicista che aiuta la ragazza, e sono rimasto deluso. Niente di speciale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cody | 4/30/2010

    " i wish i could morph / become a woman "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ryan | 2/19/2010

    " Very good read, highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kernos | 7/16/2009

    " Disappointing. More fantasy than SciFi. Not the best of Sturgeon. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon (1918–1985) is one of the great figures of the golden age of science fiction. He wrote over two hundred stories, several novels, scripts for film and television (including two of the most famous episodes of the original Star Trek), plays, and dozens of nonfiction reviews and essays. His many literary awards include the Hugo, the Nebula, and the International Fantasy Award. His most famous novel, More Than Human, won serious academic recognition as literature, a rarity amongst science fiction works of the 1950s.