The Complete Short Stories

  • by J. G. Ballard
  • Narrated by Ric Jerrrom, William Gaminara, Sean Barrett, William Hope, Jeff Harding
  • 65 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard. With a body of work unparalleled in 20th-century literature, J. G. Ballard is recognized as one of the greatest and most prophetic writers in the world.
With the much-hailed release of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, listeners now have a means to celebrate the unmatched range and mesmerizing cadences of a literary genius. Whether writing about musical orchids, human cannibalism, or the secret history of World War III, Ballard's Complete Stories evokes the hallucinations of Kafka and Borges in its ability to render modern paranoia and fantastical creations on the page.
A Washington Post Best Book of 2009, Boston Globe Best Book, Los Angeles Times Favourite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.

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Incredible collection but flawed by voice actors

This one actor, Jeff Harding, ruins the stories that he's read in this incredible collection. it's like listening to a badly trained news reporter rambling off the sentences with no concern for the story or for the gravity of Ballard's writing. In stark contrast, the rest of the performances are excellent. What a shame to have to skip over every story that Harding has flattened out.
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- S. Rowell

Too Depressing

What would have made The Complete Short Stories better?

A less cynical author


Has The Complete Short Stories turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. Asimov's short stories were very good.


What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

Their choice of subject matter.


What character would you cut from The Complete Short Stories?

All those suffering a depressing end, i.e., many characters.


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- Charles Davis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios