• The Voice from the Edge, Vol. 1

  • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
  • By: Harlan Ellison
  • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-05-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (446 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Harlan Ellison has won more awards for imaginative literature than any other living author, but only aficionados of Ellison’s singular work have been aware of another of his passions…he is a great oral interpreter of his stories. His recordings have been difficult to obtain…by his choice. In 1999, for the first time, he was lured into the studio to record this stunning retrospective.
Contents include: “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream,” “Laugh Track,” “Grail,” “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” “The Very Last Day of a Good Woman,” “Paladin of the Lost Hour,” “The Time of the Eye,” “The Lingering Scent of Woodsmoke,” and “A Boy and His Dog.”
Copyright on all content as follows:
Introduction by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1999 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1967 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1995 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “Laugh Track” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1984 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “Grail” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1981 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1965 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1993 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “The Very Last Day of a Good Woman” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1958 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1986 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “The Time of the Eye” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1959 by Harlan Ellison. Revised version, copyright © 1971 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1987 and 1999 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “Paladin of the Lost Hour” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1985, 1986 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “The Lingering Scent of Woodsmoke” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1996 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation. All rights reserved. “A Boy and His Dog” by Harlan Ellison. Copyright © 1969 by Harlan Ellison. Renewed, 1997 by The Kilimanjaro Corporation.
©1999 The Kilimanjaro Corporation (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Harlan Ellison is arguably the finest short story writer in science fiction today, and this collection includes some of his best (certainly his most popular) work. His writings are mature, intense, and deeply affecting…Ellison, an Audie winner for narration, skillfully reads all of the stories himself, providing the boundless energy that makes this collection a complete success.” ( AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 04-30-12

Wholly unexpected and surprising narration!!

I've never read Ellison before, only heard of his works. After listening to the author read his own material, I don't think that I would have gotten nearly as much out of the stories by simply reading them. Harlan has an animated, Shel Silverstein quality to his reading, and it made the stories a thousand times better than having read the printed words. I am so happy to have found this as an introduction to his works and that he was willing to read so much of his own work for this multi-volume set on Audible. The only annoying thing about the entire production was the weird sound effects that often weren't equalized in volume to reading and therefore were often jarring (particularly in I Have No Mouth...) Thoroughly enjoyable!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Morgan on 04-01-12

Master Writer

Harlan Ellison is one of the best writers of his day. His stories reach across a broad depth of emotion the rings true to the reader. He is a master storyteller and wordsmith. This audio book of some of his short stories is an extra treat because Ellison reads them himself, interpreting them the way he thought they should read.

If you love well crafted stories, sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, always provocative, then I highly recommend this and other Ellison collections.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 06-27-15

Fantastic writing and speaking

Harlan Ellison is a fantastic writer and his speaking skills are even better! He tells it just how it's meant to be and really feels it.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Aidan Farnan on 04-05-17

some stories are good some not so much.

I find the style hard to follow and is a little crude at times for my liking. the old man in the graveyard and the one about true love were probably best

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5 out of 5 stars
By arron on 12-11-17

Chilling, perplexing and all around truly quality.

Harlan Ellison is an incredible writer, and orator to boot. Well worth the time and definitely worth the money. A boy and his dog clearly inspired the fallout universe.

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