Sound quality is excellent and acting is top notch. I re-listen to these over frequently and they are always enjoyable.
The Sci-Fi element is what attracted me to this collection and the setup for each story did not disappoint me. However, in many of the stories, the ending tends to leave things unresolved or the story just ends as if the author's creative energy ran out. Not true of all of the stories, as some are from famous authors like Isaac Asimov. But don't expect to be blown away by a surprise ending or great revelation at the end of most... seems to be a theme in this series. Stories just don't have the zing factor of Twilight Zone, Suspense!, Inner Sanctum, etc.
Overall I like this series a lot and it's great that every single episode is there. However, I have heard one of the episodes of X-Minus One in another collection and discovered that the one contained here didn't actually have the entire story. It's as if the last part after a commercial was just left off.
The story was intriguing, once past the first few chapters which are very dry. I found it very difficult to keep track of the characters because of the odd, yet similar names. I'm sure this is due to the Swedish origin and also might have been less of a problem in written form. However, the narrator was excellent! Worth a listen, just not on the top of my list.
I have to explain that I only give this 2 stars because the production isn't even fully edited. There are flubs, re-reads, etc. by the narrator. Most occur in the last 1/4 of the book. I guess they figured you might get bored of listening to a self-help type book by then, but I didn't. Dr. Henry Cloud has written another excellent book addressing relationships from his unique perspective of psychology and spirituality. The content gets 4 stars, the production gets a 2 stars.
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