Five Sci-Fi Short Stories by H. Beam Piper

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.4 stars; 1008 reviews)

Five short stories by classic science fiction writer H. Beam Piper. (5 hr 15 min)


The Answer 30:48 Read by Mark Nelson
Temple Trouble (part 1) 45:56 Read by Mark Nelson
Temple Trouble (part 2) 36:57 Read by Mark Nelson
Flight From Tomorrow 56:10 Read by Mark Nelson
Police Operation (part 1) 42:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Police Operation (part 2) 42:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Police Operation (part 3) 23:21 Read by Mark Nelson
Graveyard of Dreams 55:09 Read by Mark Nelson


Great stories, awful sound effects

(4 stars)

Really enjoyed the stories! Narration was great as well. My only hang up was the awful sound effects that they had at the beginning and end of the stories. They are very loud and distracting, not good for when I'm trying to use an audio book to fall asleep at night - wakes me up!

ignore the music at the beginning

(5 stars)

every story starts with some awful music and sound effects, worry not though there are no dodgy sound effects In the readings. well read, as is every sci-fi story this reader. the story content is varied, not all stories were good to me, but there's going to be at least 3 stories you'll like

Good Short Stories from the Classic Era

(4 stars)

H. Beam Piper was a SF author who was most productive in the early 1950's. Although some of his references sound dated, the stories stand up well over time. Very enjoyable!


(5 stars)

honestly just another amazing set of H Beam Piper books. narrator was great all the way through and I just kept wanting more. definitely worth the listen for all the stories.

Good Sci Fi

(5 stars)

solid thought provoking time shifting science fiction. Excellent reader also.

This App Rocks

(4 stars)

I've been listening to books for a few days, and the titles are easy to search, the prices are good, and the free books are classics. The only issue I've had is the the books tend to restart if you have to stop the playback for any reason.

Really good

(5 stars)

Really good stories by the author - well thought out and detailed syfy. Excellent delivery by the orator

Free Audio Review

(5 stars)

The official blurb on this one doesn't give much away does it! The short stories here are "almost" a themed set. The first first four are all time travel stories that appear to come from the same universe involving the para-time travellers in various capacities, from police men to miners. Each is engaging and an absorbing listen although the stories are showing their age. For instance I find it hard to imagine a future where everyone smokes! That aside these are classic sci fi stories well written. The last story in the set IS a short story in itself but I've heard it before as part of a bigger story. I believe the author must have expanded this short story into a full length novel at some time. I've reviewed that novel (Cosmic Computer)and gave it 9 out of 9! The reading and production of this collection is outstanding, the reader Mark Nelson has done an outstanding job one again. read more of my reviews at