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  • Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Mike Resnick
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    Thousands of years after mankind has become extinct, a party of alien archaeologists try to learn the mysteries of mankind as they excavate in a gorge on Earth. This Hugo and Nebula Award winning novella by Mike Resnick is a gripping exploration of human origins and motivations.

    Eric C. Stover says: "Birthright"
    "Birthright"
    Overall

    This is essentially a sequel to, or the unwritten extended ending to, Resnick's earlier defining work Birthright: The Book of Man. If you enjoyed that, this is a must read. If you've not yet had the pleasure, pick that up first.

    I started listening to this not realizing this. I was still captivated and enthralled. I love this piece. When I realized the connection it got even better.

    While it certainly stands tall on its own, I believe it's best understood with the full background laid out in Birthright. If you read in it only a depressing epilogue consider first the glory, determination, and hubris that preceded it.

    If you still don't buy my review next to the negatives, don't miss the notes of it's winning both the Hugo and the Nebula awards.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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