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Justin

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  • Frozen: My Journey Into the World of Cryonics, Deception, and Death

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Johnson, Scott Baldyga
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    At first, the job as clinical director at Alcor Life Extension Foundation was an exciting change for veteran paramedic Larry Johnson: a well-funded research facility pushing the limits of modern biotech. But as he gained the trust of his eccentric coworkers and was promoted to acting COO, Larry was thrust into a nightmare world of scandalous controversy, gruesome practices, and deadly secrets.

    Sherray says: "Pretty good"
    "Not Raymond Chandler meets Mike Sager"
    Overall

    A disappointment. On the surface, an interesting premise, but the whole thing is mired in cliche. Any sympathy/empathy I felt for Larry Johnson evaporated, chapter by chapter. Granted, the folks at ALCOR come off as certified nut-jobs, but it seems that the author works too hard trying to convince the reader how different he is from his reviled coworkers...and ended up convincing me that, in all likelihood, he's pretty much a scumbag, too. Cryonics is, without a doubt, an extreme long-shot, and it seems likely that some unethical practices have been perpetrated by cryonics and cryonicists. The flip side of this book is that cryonic suspension and future reanimation is within the realm of possibility. This is demonstrated in some much more well written literature; and (if you can believe it) more poorly written, also. The first would be, Engines Of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, by K. Eric Drexler and the latter is, The First Immortal, by James L. Halperin. On a final note, the narration of Frozen is excellent; William Dufris never disappoints.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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