I am happy that Audible has presented an audio version of a Jonathan Carroll book. I have been lobbying for a while and was eager to listen. The reviews to this point are accurate reflections of the fact that it is not a straight forward story, but deals with questions about reality and our existence. The book previous to this "White Apples" also had elements of the slipperiness of existence/consciousness/reality. The ability to shift the 'frame' or change the view of reality is what I have enjoyed in his work. It is also what makes you think about the books months or years later. I hope earlier works will be recorded. I vote for "Bones of the Moon" and "Land of Laughs" to start because I think those may appeal to the voracious listeners who like variety and want something a little different. The reference in one review to Monty Python resonates in this respect.
I thought the narrator did a good job with most of the voices.
Yes. I will listen to parts to remember and clarify details to share and discuss with others.
The organization of the information gave a clear picture of our course away from making war the last choice, not the first, to solve problems.
Not a fictional book, but Rachel did a great job giving insights into the decisions made by the presidents and their advisors..
The nuclear weapons information makes you shudder at the amazing lack of safety and control. It could make you a little crazy if you let it.
Rachel did a great job reading her work. Good pace and 'entertained' while you visited the dark side.
The Ender stories are well done. The other stories are of wonderful quality. Most of them left me wanting more or thinking about what I thought would happen next. This is the beauty of the short story. The afterwords by the authors are interesting looks into the process of writing from many different viewpoints. The narrators are well paired with the selecions. I like short stories and think this collections is well worth the listen.
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