I am a 40ish woman with more interests than time but some of my favorite things are books, audio books and e-books. I have over 325 audio titles and have already listened to about 2/3rds of them. I drive over 25000 miles a year and my listening keeps me sane on the road.
I think they are both excellent. I read the book many years ago and it stayed with me because it was an example of how powerful an anthology can be. I love how each consecutive author builds on the world of the previous one. It tells of a single monumental event just after World War II that changes the entire future of mankind. It's unique though because it is told from the individual accounts of those who lived through it. Poignant and powerful storytelling. The audio book does an excellent job of bringing the story to life. I don't think it makes it better, but it does keep the integrity of the original.
Since each short story is a personal account of the new world after the Wild Card is released, each is important and impacting in its own right. But, if I have to pick, I am always moved by the story of Jet Boy and how the whole thing happened. I love Dr. Tachyon too and how he tried to stop it but our own politics and greed stopped him from succeeding.
Too many to count. Each section is a short story unto itself so each contributes to the world building and tone of the one to follow. But since it's a different author for each one, the voice, feel and emphasis is completely new with every chapter.
Yes. These are not all happy endings and the impact of each transformation is as varied as the title suggests so some stories lift you up, while others, particularly those of the jokers, break your heart. Others are horrific or terrifying but the way they intertwine is amazing.
I wish there had been more than one narrator since it can be difficult in the audio version to know when you are switching voices. Also these must be listened to in order as each story builds off the one before it.
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Started off ok then gets crazy. It seems like you start over and over.i haven't give up on it and I don't know if I'll try the second book. I find myself just wanting to start the next chapter and see if it will get better. I know if G.R.R.M is involved it will get better.
Story was a bit disjointed. Good premise, and I really like the narrator, but I gave up on this one after a few hours - just didn't grab my interest
Anything by Diana Gabaldon
Only if you are into SciFi.
I only could get through about 2/3 of the stories--too much repetition and too unbelievable!
Wish I could trade this book for another that I really want.
Yes. The writing is quite good and the stories are all interesting building on each other to flesh out this alternate world.
The narration was very competent.
As I said, Heroes meets Watchmen.
There's very little 'fun' here. It is interesting with well told tales that have a lurid grittiness as you progress through the stories, but there are very few moments of exhilaration, humor or fun.
I would totally love to re-listen to this on a monthly basis.
Love how the different stories flow together.
Definitely brings another flavor to the work.
I don't like anthologies I prefer my books to be more cohesive so if this book had been about the same characters instead of one chapter about a different one each time it would have been enjoyable.
Made it clear from the cover that George r r Martin didn't write this so I would have known to skip it.
The narrator did a good job.
One or two of the stories were decent most were filler.
Don't Bother, Author limited vocab .. way too many F words. not needed.
vocabulary not needed to get the story or scenes portrayed.