The book, while good Sci Fi, did not capture the essence of exploring a concept [artificially limited life span] as well as the movie. 30 somehow seems to be much more meaningful than kids just getting out of their teens.
Most significantly was the domed city in the movie with the futuristic setting. This added much more contrast to the society that had developed within the dome especially when viewed against a long lost Washington DC.
The movie had the better ending and was more uplifting and positive.
Logan is the story and Wyman did a good job portraying him. Some of the other characters were less well defined.
I am surprized the 'remake' of the movie has not happened yet. The 'Logan's Run' movie from years ago is a classic Sci Fi favorite of mine and it was well cast.
Like the 'Time Machine' and 'War of the Worlds', the remakes always seeem to fall short and 'Logan's Run' if re-made would have to be very good to match the original. I guess I am one of those who puts story and characters above high budget special effects.
I plan to eventually listen to the follow-on books for Logan, although I must admit this has moved further down my list of books having listened to Logan's Run. It is still a good story, just not as good as I was expecting.
I have never 'read' Airframe the book, but I think based on other books I have read and listened to, Airframe would fall into the 'better performed than read' catagory.
I am old enough to still remember sitting by the 'radio' and listening to mystery stories being performed. It really does release the creative imagination to create the scene from the words and the performers provide the emphasis & context that has to be decided on the fly while reading the story.
The book kept moving the story forward and held my interest from beginning to end. A good book always has you asking what will happen next and I want to find out.
All the characters were well differentiated by Cassidy and that made the telling more interesting and allowed the imagination to do its work.
A top notch thriller in the classic tradition of story telling.
I will listen to this book again, but I have no plans to buy and read the book.
This book covers an important set of events in American History. I have seen the movie a number of times, but had not read the book. My first impression having listened to the book is that the movie 'adjusted' the story a little more than I had expected. The book gives 'broader' credit and still makes us understand what a remarkable effort was done by Woodward & Bernstein.I do wish the press today would do their job better, holding government officials feet to the fire rather than 'promoting' their candidate. Woodward & Bernstein did exactly what our democracy needed at the time when it was needed. The press is the 4th leg on the stool of democracy and should always strive to tell us the story truthfully and fully with as little bias as possible.
As with any good book I will listen again.
I think the book gives a better picture of the main characters [the reporters] than did the movie. Both Woodward & Bernstein were important characters that made a difference, but there were many others in the story also.
Poe's performance was good and he told the story well. I would look forward to listening to him again.
I rarely ever listen to a book in one sitting and this was no different. I listen for at most an hour at a time and I repeat some parts of the book more than once if I am really trying to understand and gain some insite.
Both the book and the movie are on their respective 'favorites' lists and I have no doubt I will watch and listen again in time.
I had a little difficulty getting 'into' this story. It was interesting at times, but did not hold my attention as many other of Clarke's work.
I would not say 'stay away', but for me it would come further down the priority list.
The reader was OK, the story was a little dull and slow.
There are many SciFi books I wish were the basis for a movie or TV show. The Last Theorem is not on that list, and most certainly not before the Azimov Robot & Foundation Series.
When you have listened to most of your favorites, revisit Last Theorem.
The concept of removing 'all' privacy except thought is something I had not ever given much thought to. The story is at least as scary as Orwell's 1984 or Stoker's Dracula when you really think about living in 'The Light of Other Days'. This is not the 'run of the mill' time travel adventure.
The first realization of what could come after the 'positive' effects and benefits was a set of 'negatives' that were fundamental changes to human society making all of todays modern technology seem like minor little changes.
Dick Hill did a good job reading and brought you into the story.
It made me think, which in the end, is what a good book should accomplish. I certainly would not look forward the the technological breakthrough that is at the center of the story.
I missed this book in past years and I thank Audible for making it available.
It was a good story and a reasonable premise for making contact and how it might happen. It could easily be a 'Star Trek' movie script.
It was a good story, but I tried for some time to find how to download 'Part 2'. The ending, as I eventually discovered, was left hanging. I had a similar feeling of having the story abruptly end without 'finishing' with S King's the Dark Tower series. All those hours and never to learn what the Dark Tower was - Anoying. At least the Mote did not cost 2 arms and a leg.
Emphasis and pace are what any good reader brings to an Audio book. The Kindle Fire allows me to speed up the Audio if I want a faster pace, but emphasis can change the story significantly. Ganser did a nice job of reading.
I listen mostly when I go to bed at night. Generally I listen in increments ranging from 10 minutes to an hour - then the next night I figure out what I last remember. so I know where to start. Only one book recently kept me up much of the night, Killing Lincoln. Takes a little while to get through a book, but the 'many good nights sleep' is well worth it.
I remember reading the 'Mote' paperback 'many' years ago so an Audio book was a great way to go through the book again. I will be doing the Foundation Series shortly. Azimov also uses an 'unfinished' ending technique. I always wonder if the authors know what is next or simply decided to quit writing.
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