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After Worlds Collide Audiobook

After Worlds Collide

After Worlds Collide picks up the story of its predecessor When Worlds Collide. This sequel tells the story of the survivors' progress on the new world Bronson Beta after the destruction of planet Earth by a rogue planet.
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After Worlds Collide picks up the story of its predecessor, When Worlds Collide. This sequel tells the story of the survivors' progress on the new world Bronson Beta after the destruction of Earth by a rogue planet.

©1933, 1934 Edwin Balmer & Philip Wylie (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Cheryl Huerta 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "After Worlds Collide"

    I waited 40 years to finish the 2 book set. It was worth the wait.

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    George 04-06-16
    George 04-06-16 Member Since 2003
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    "Good for 1932 but overly repetitive. It dragged at times but came to a hasty conclusion as if he was trying to meet a deadline."

    Could have been a good trilogy.
    I guess I put my review in the title. I'm nearly as old as the book

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    Steve Boggs 11-21-15
    Steve Boggs 11-21-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Classic sci_fi"

    I read this 50 years ago and I still like it. Classic science fiction. Great

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    Ryan 11-17-14
    Ryan 11-17-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow"
    Would you consider the audio edition of After Worlds Collide to be better than the print version?

    The audio since I have never read the book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them play a very important part in the story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Getting the city going and using the old technology.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    After the world has ended


    Any additional comments?

    A good read for anybody

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    DJM Franklin, TN USA 03-24-14
    DJM Franklin, TN USA 03-24-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Should Have Left Well Enough Alone"

    I enjoyed When Worlds Collide. It ends where this one begins. The authors would have done better leaving the story to our imaginations. The plot is very contrived and predictable. The authors set up a huge potential conflict and then disposes of it in a short narrative section that can be summed up as "all the bad guys die and everyone else lives happily ever after." It's almost as if the authors got tired of the story or the publisher told them they couldn't have sufficient word count to tie things up. My advice is to stick with the first volume and give this one a pass.

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    Linda 01-05-14
    Linda 01-05-14 Member Since 2012

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    "The Rest of the Story"

    I've watched the 1952 film of "When Worlds Collide" many times. At the end of the film I always wondered what happened after they landed. When this book appeared as a daily special I bought it without hesitation.

    The book was written in the early 1930's. The writing style seems formal, and sometimes wordy. Attitudes about nationality, race and gender were different then.

    Even with these drawbacks, I enjoyed the story. In my mind I could visualize the locations described. There were a number of plot twists. As I listened I wasn't sure how it would end.

    For me this was an enjoyable, if somewhat flawed, book.

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    George 12-09-13
    George 12-09-13
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    "And the Beat Goes On...."

    As much a lesson in life and the human condition as it is sci-fi, this book was a very good predictor of the future. Written in 1933, it predicted many things that have come to pass. Alas, humanity has not gotten past that nasty aggressive war thing and life goes on.

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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 06-20-13
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 06-20-13 Member Since 2006

    74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books

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    "Read When Worlds Collide First"

    This book is both an afterward and a prequel to another book, never written. The first half is fine, following the survivors onto the new planet, but then it descends into muck - enemies, thwarted love, etc etc. I recently reread When Worlds Collide - much better than the old movie. I would give that a 4.5. After that, it's up to you.

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    Shawn APO, AE, United States 01-27-13
    Shawn APO, AE, United States 01-27-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A great read..."
    If you could sum up After Worlds Collide in three words, what would they be?

    A good fallow on to the first book. Made you actually think that if we all were lost that the ones to start a new world would be good,


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    Hendrik Amsterdam, Netherlands 03-26-12
    Hendrik Amsterdam, Netherlands 03-26-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Uninspired"

    The problem I had with this second book is twofold. The main problem is that towards the end of the book the author(s) lost interest in writing about the subject. That gave the book a feeling like it was rushing towards the end. Another problem I had with the book was the somewhat silly axis vs allies slant on the story. Maybe it's got to do with the years having passed between writing the book and reading it today, but it annoyed me quite a bit.

    The writing at times seems to be a bit arkward at times, too often the author explains things that need not be explained. It's almost as if he assumes the reader is suffering from a short-term memory loss problem.

    The voice of the narrator went well with the very often pompous writing, but I doubt I would like to listen to this narrator's other work.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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