Randall GarrettRANDALL GARRETT (1927 – 1987) was an American Science Fiction and Fantasy author. He was an extremely prolific contributor to Astounding Science Fiction magazine in the 1950s and 1960s. Garrett wrote under a wide variety of pseudonyms including: David Gordon, John Gordon, Darrel T. Langart (an anagram of his name), Alexander Blade, Richard Greer, Ivar Jorgensen, Clyde Mitchell, Leonard G. Spencer, S. M. Tenneshaw, Gerald Vance. He was also a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. His novel Brain Twister, written with author Laurence Janifer (under the joint pseudonym Mark Phillips) was nominated for the Hugo Award in 1960. Many of his works are in the public domain, and several of them are available as public domain audiobooks!

Public Domain Audiobooks:

Science Fiction Audiobook - Hail To The Chief by Randall GarrettHail To The Chief
By Randall Garrett; Read by Maureen O’Brien
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: September 2008
Part 1 |MP3| Part 2 |MP3| Part 3 |MP3| Part 4 |MP3|
What if the best choice for an elected office were someone too boring for the voters to elect?

LibriVox Science Fiction Short Story - After A Few Words by Randall Garrett…After a Few Words…
By Randall Garrett; Read by Alex Becker
1 |MP3| – Approx. 18 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: July 25, 2008
First published in Analog magazine’s October 1962 issue – with the LibriVox team identifying the author, “Seaton McKettrig,” as actually Randall Garrett using one of his many pseudonyms. A few off-pronunciations aren’t enough to mar this solid reading. A historical tale – that really isn’t.

LibriVox Science Fiction Short Story - The Measure Of A Man by Randall GarrettThe Measure of a Man
By Randall Garrett; Read by D.E. Wittkower
1 |MP3| – Approx. 29 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: July 25, 2008
“What is desirable is not always necessary, while that which is necessary may be most undesirable. Perhaps the measure of a man is the ability to tell one from the other … and act on it.” From the April 1960 of John W. Campbell’s Astounding Science Fiction magazine.

LibriVox Science Fiction Audiobook - The Highest Treason by Randall GarrettThe Highest Treason
By Randall Garrett; Read by Lee Elliot
8 Zipped MP3s or podcast – 2.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: June 2008
Set in a future in which humanity’s dream of total equality is fully realized and poverty in terms of material wealth has been eliminated, humanity has straight-jacketed itself into the only social system which could make this possible. Class differentiation is entirely horizontal rather than vertical and no matter what one’s chosen field, all advancement is based solely on seniority rather than ability. What is an intelligent and ambitious man to do when enslaved by a culture that forbids him from utilizing his God-given talents? If he’s a military officer in time of war, he might just decide to switch sides. If said officer is a true believer in the principles that enslave him and every bit as loyal as he is ambitious, that’s tantamount to breaking a universal law of physics, but Colonel Sebastian MacMaine has what it takes to meet the challenge.

Podcast feed:


Despoilers Of The Golden Empire by Randall GarrettDespoilers Of The Golden Empire
By Randall Garrett; Read by Maureen O’Brien
5 Zipped MP3s or Podcast – Approx. 2 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: April 1st 2008
A seasoned military commander travels to another world to find the metal that brings power, and ends up bringing down a barbaric empire.

Brain Twister by Mark PhillipsBrain Twister
By Mark Phillips (Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer); Read by Maureen O’Brien
13 Zipped MP3 Files – Approx. 5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: 2007
Provider: Archive.org
Agent Malone, FBI, is charged with investigating leaks in a secret government program. For assistance, he recruits a powerful psi from a mental institution who believes she is Queen Elizabeth I of England. The problem is, she may be right.

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