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Author: George R. R. Martin Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781455833023
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In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent blending of fact and fiction. Will be looking for more in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/18/2014

    " A fascinating premise, executed very well. Martin curates a series of stories set in a specific universe. The stories build on each other beautifully, they're all brilliantly well-written. My personal favorite was the story of Croyd. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 2/16/2014

    " It was the first time Martin disappointed me...this book made me sad. It's a random mash up of virus victims, but never comes together like I thought it would and was mostly just depressing if not downright boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/17/2014

    " Yeah, edited by Martin, not written. I knew that before I bought it, but the book had some great authors so I thought it would be okay. I had to trudge through it, in spite of the creative ideas. Pre-Xmen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/10/2014

    " The stories I liked were shorter than the stories I could have had less of, but seems to be a common trait with this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twil | 1/3/2014

    " I love this anthology (<--- might not be right word, I'm stupid) I hate that I can't find all of them at bookstores or libraries, so my in universe knowledge is a bit patchy. I'm just going to bite the bullet and pay amazon it's blood money. "

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

    " Had some long stretches, but overall a very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spike | 12/3/2013

    " excellent- ive been meaning to read this first one what a treat that i have the whole series ahead of me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fiona | 11/18/2013

    " AS a collection I enjoyed this, obviously some stories resonate more strongly than others but well worth the time to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fil | 11/13/2013

    " Love super heroes, love realistic takes on them, and love shared worlds so this book was a great read for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 6/14/2013

    " I realized I read this one already. It's ok. I like the idea, but I'm not a big fan of the format. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zane | 11/3/2012

    " A single setting but with new protagonist in each chapter written by different brilliant writers. The stories would really be as real when mutants are involved. A must-read for sci-fi fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 8/7/2012

    " Enjoying the mosaic novel approach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 7/1/2012

    " It's a collection of short stories by various authors - some stories are very good, others are lousy. A pretty good beach read overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 6/13/2012

    " carrie vaughn story. the rest of the book is also worth reading "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gwen | 4/8/2012

    " Unfortunately I could not get through this book. I tried several times and was only able to get through the first chapter - well not even through the first chapter. Just not my kind of book unfortunately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliot | 2/3/2012

    " Somewhere between a 3 and a 4. The attraction of this series is the fact that it is an edited, shared world story. I enjoyed watching the interaction between the authors through their characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan | 1/19/2012

    " Way ahead of its time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/5/2012

    " Really enjoyed this. Like a literary comic book. The somewhat disjointed style was a little off-putting at first, but made sense once I got into it. Overall, a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 12/22/2011

    " Brilliant take on superhero fiction. Generally I don't like "Forrest Gump" style stories where characters interact with real-world historical events but it really worked for this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 11/21/2011

    " I found a new series of books to obsess over! "

About the Author

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels, winner of sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration, is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction. His background is in classical theater and film, and he has performed at repertory theaters around the country.