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Barry

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  • Demon: Gaean Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Varley
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    Titan, Wizard, and Demon have enthralled a generation of readers with adventure, humor, horror, and dazzling imagination. Now, in the epic conclusion of John Varley's masterpiece, the satellite-sized Gaea has gone completely insane. She has trapped humans in her mind. She has transformed her love of old movies into monstrous realities. She is Marilyn Monroe. She is King Kong. And she must be destroyed.

    Doug D. Eigsti says: "And Now for Our FEATURE PRESENTATION"
    "Loved it when I read it years ago"
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    And loved the entire series again in audio. The characters are compelling and the world of Gaea is inventive and the creatures Gaea made inspired by Earth movies are wonderful. The Titanides are centaurs with a complex reproductive system involving up to 4 parents and they are particularly appealing. They use the names of the Greek musical modes (Aeolian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian) coupled with the words "solo", "duet", "trio" or "quartet" to describe the number of parents the individual has, and the ways in which genetic material is transferred between them. They are also brightly colored with intricate patterns.
    I never forgot the Titanides or the Blimps or Cirroco Jones from my early reading of the trilogy and it was great fun to relive the experience in the audio version.
    In this final episode Cirocco Jones is at war with Gaea and her human movie studio contingent. It's my least favorite of the series and it's still a 5 star listen.

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