A man in prison, accused of a crime he didn't commit. Or did he? Slowly his agitators wear him down, pick his defenses apart. Pain, torture all come together and make him feel like an animal who has nothing more than the truth to hold on to. And when he loses that?
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I was originally weary of a shorter audiobook, as I have often felt short stories fall short of my personal expectations. Lowhim's story does not have this trademark cut quality, and leaves a story polished enough to not be frustrating (in a bad way). I believe Lowhim's intentions were to cause readers to think about the possibility and reality of this situation, because the storyline is quite powerful.
Absolutely. Lowhim develops the main character, M, through his emotions and thoughts - rather than his physical characteristics. I think this character device allows readers to empathize with M or put themselves in M's shoes. The realistic plot helps to immerse readers into a plausible hush-hush scenario they could find themselves in.
I have not, so I have no basis for comparison. I did, however, think Ridgeway's performance was spot on for the short story.
This could be you one day.
I very much enjoyed this short story, as it exceeded my expectations of short stories. Again, I'm sure the length was intended to invoke readers to question authority and the genuine good we believe in others. This wasn't as far fetched as some conspiracy-like works can be, so I appreciated the genuine, real-world feel.
I didn't read the print version, so I can't answer honestly.
The plot was great and did keep me guessing. The end absolutely surprised me.
It was supposed to be a simple story, but things got more interesting when the story became his own.
The author gets right to the point and provides a very elaborately designed atmosphere, characters, and situation. Take some time and give this a read/listen.
I liked the story, the reader I felt really caught the tone of the book in his voice or how he read it. Pretty dark story. I liked that we start off right in the thick of it but felt that it lacked a solid backstory to make the main character relatable. He was extremely naive which in the end didn't make me care for him as much as maybe I should. Overall though the author did s great job at painting this dismal picture of being captive.
Riveting narration by George Ridgeway. The story describes a dark and disturbing interrogation of a prisoner. The listener cannot help to feel himself the agony and despair of the situation. This is not a light topic but demands attention.
Regardless of whether you are familiar with the Prisoner's Dilemma of Game Theory, the book provides a fascinating and riveting drama about how interpersonal and environmental factors play out on the psychological - on the mindset of the main character. The story shows that when the standard for truthfulness is a moving target, so is the definition of self - preservation. The engaging voice of narrator George Ridgeway helps get that point across in a subtle, subliminal way.
I wanted to like it after getting it for free from a fellow Redditor, but... There are no words! I wish I could unhear the nonsense that was this book. Killing yourself doesn't cleanse your soul from being a liar. There is no setup for the story. Just say Tim and M a couple hundred times in your head for half a day and you'll have a better story than this book gives. I'm so angry that I wasted my time with this and I really did want to like it.
Lowhim's short story was powerful but I was so riveted by Ridgeway's reading that it was a disappointment not to hear his voice anymore when the story ended.
The hope that was embodied in the visit by the first doctor, who was true to his profession, but which was dashed by the second doctor.
Ridgeway made the extremely difficult situation in which the protagonist M found himself so credible, by shepherding us through M's very soul.
Silence isn't necessarily golden.
A Lowhim/Ridgeway sequel, please.
Yes. I'm a journalist and am very interested in interrogation techniques, especially of suspected Al Queda members.
Early on, when the subject accidentally spits on his adversary. Sets a compelling tone.
No, but it made me think about the whole process of prisoner interrogation, on our side and theirs.
I think George Ridgeway's done a good job on this audiobook.
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