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  • Eon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (316)

    Perhaps it wasn't from our time, perhaps it wasn't even from our universe, but the arrival of the 300-kilometer long stone was the answer to humanity's desperate plea to end the threat of nuclear war. Inside the deep recesses of the stone lies Thistledown: the remnants of a human society, versed in English, Russian and Chinese. The artifacts of this familiar people foretell a great Death caused by the ravages of war, but the government and scientists are unable to decide how to use this knowledge.

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Enjoyable solid Si Fi-30 years old- still topical"
    "Ingenious, Thought-provoking, Imaginative"
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    What made the experience of listening to Eon the most enjoyable?

    The physics and mathematical puzzles related the Stone.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eon?

    The realization of the true nature of the Stone and the imaginative delights and puzzles of its inhabitants and the world they inhabit.


    What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    An emotional dimension.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it's better to linger.


    Any additional comments?

    Suspend your disbelief: ignore the time the story takes place, pretend the Cold War has not ended. Immerse yourself in Bear's imaginative universe, and you'll be amply rewarded.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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