"On The Beach" is the ultimate description of what we all
feared during the 50s and 60s...atomic war. Simon Prebble
seems to me to be the perfect choice to have narrated this
story. His method perfectly matched the tone of the story in
every way. Pat Frank's "Alas, Babylon". It is a similar story
with a different outcome.
Even though the world was mostly dead, there was still a radio
signal from Seattle. The discovery of its source was quite
I have to say that the last few paragraphs of the book are
gut-wrenchingly realistic...the ultimate Good-Bye as you watch
a loved one leave forever... Scenes, plural. Many. If the
last three chapters do not bring tears to your eyes many
times, well, you're not human. (sorry)
There is no flowery writing in this book. Mr. Shute wrote it
pretty much the way a military report is worded. Yet, the
detail he gives to the characters and their dialog fills the
story with beauty and purpose. Masterfully.
Yes. This is a wonderbul story and the narration is good.
This story is a sequel to "Methusalah's Children" which, of course, should be read first. :)
He sounds like Anthony Perkins and his voice was clear and artistic.
It was not a moment, but a chapter...Dora's Story...with Heinlein, all paragraphs are moving moments...
Heinlein has long been my favorite writer, so I am biased to say that this story was his finest work...I lived and read his books at just the right time and in just the right order...this particular story quickened a whole new set of brain cells to life...
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