Time Crime

Read by H. Beam Piper

(4 stars; 41 reviews)

From Astounding Tales Published February and March 1955

The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy—compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines!

This story from 1955 has rocket ships, time travel, slaves, post-hypnotic suggestions, drugged citizens, and a complete disregard for human rights. And those are the good guys. As a look back in time at "classic" science fiction, it's an interesting snapshot of a time when tobacco was common, sexism was unconscious, and female characters were a long way from Lara Croft.

Narrated by Nathan Lowell.

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Episode 1 Read by H. Beam Piper
Episode 2 Read by H. Beam Piper
Episode 3 Read by H. Beam Piper
Episode 4 Read by H. Beam Piper
Episode 5 Read by H. Beam Piper


(0 stars)

I'll grab a download and double check it, but the file size reported from the server is correct. The narration was very difficult because I wanted to make sure I read the words that were actually on the page. And the names ... omg. I should have looked a little ...

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Nate, I enjoyed your reading of Time Crime. I was really looking forward to this, because my two favorite things are Time travel stories and Old (40s and 50s) Science fiction. I was only slightly disappointed that I had already read the story. I can't wait for Double Share. Any ...

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This book looks good. I began listening to it and was delighted to find that there was a familiar voice on it. I'm in the line for Double Share, too, Nate. I sent in a feedback on number 3 of Time Crime, because it seems to me that it gets ...

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Hi Nate! Great story and wonderful narration! Thanks for bringing this story to us. Seems like the last episode was cut off abruptly, could you check it out and maybe put up a revised complete episode so we can finish the story? :) Joan

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I swear to the gods that this file is going to be the death of me. Nate and I have replaced it at least three times. When I see him sign on tonight, we'll try again.

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I've learned that there's a chapter missing in the reading. I'm not sure how to address it at this late date, but I'll look into it.

(2 stars)

good story well read, except for the horrible constant music interruptions and sales pitches. story would go back and repeat after each Interruption.

(0 stars)

Double Share is ... coming. I'm REALLY sorry it's late, but you're gonna be pleased when it's ready, I'm pretty sure. :)