Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany audiobook

Babel-17

By Samuel R. Delany
Directed by Cassandra de Cuir
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Skyboat Media 9780375706691
6.73 Hours Unabridged
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Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack.

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Summary

Summary

Babel-17, winner of the Nebula Award for best novel of the year, is a fascinating tale of a famous poet bent on deciphering a secret language that is the key to the enemy’s deadly force, a task that requires she travel with a splendidly improbable crew to the site of the next attack.

Reviews

Reviews

by Saneshka 11/7/2018
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Sorry, I disagree completely with previous review!

I too listen to many audiobooks. And I have particular love for mr Rudnicki's narrations. He is a careful reader and he brings to life the some wonderful and unusual books! And while he doesn't sound "spot on" in all his narrations, I'm espessially grateful for his work on Delany's books. For me they sound just right with this particular voice.

The book itself is more baffling than anything else, but it's also not as bad as previos reviewer makes it. Delany is a strange author, not everyone likes his works. But Babel-17 definitely doesn't deserve a one-star review.


(Also, as a side-note, there's another narration of this book on the net — for me it was unlistenable. While narrator's manner is lively, he makes voices of different people almost indistinguishable. And narration itself sounds rather… old-timey, like an old radio broadcast. But this is a matter of personal taste.)
by Jim 9/13/2017
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Terrible

Do not, I repeat, do not spend a dime on this book. I have been listening to narrations for years and this was one of the few disappointments.

Author

Author Bio: Samuel R. Delany

Author Bio: Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany, winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo awards, is an acclaimed writer of speculative fiction. In 2002, he was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. In 2010, he was awarded the third J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference. The Science Fiction Writers of America named him its thirtieth Grand Master in 2013. For his lifetime contribution to lesbian and gay literature, he was awarded the Bill Whitehead Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 6.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English