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Grass  Audiobook

Grass 

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What could be more commonplace than grass or a world covered over all its surface with a wind-whipped ocean of grass? But the planet Grass conceals horrifying secrets within its endless pastures. And as an incurable plague attacks all inhabited planets but this one, the prairie-like Grass begins to reveal these secrets - and nothing will ever be the same again.

©1989 Sheri S. Tepper. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Wistful Angst 04-24-16 Member Since 2003

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    "Superb"

    The story is dramatic and literary, thrilling and unique. The narrator, Dina Pearlman, added volumes of emotional meaning to Sheri S. Tepper's words.

    This book is science fiction at its best - full of ideas, adventure and speculative entertainment. It was difficult to stop listening when I needed to quit. I definitely will read more by this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth T. Alltop Grosse Pointe, MI USA 04-10-16
    Elizabeth T. Alltop Grosse Pointe, MI USA 04-10-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story Lost in Translation."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    NO - it's a wonderful story but the reader is a terrible choice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There are layers of themes, masterfully interwoven by the author.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was totally flat.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been waiting years for one of Sheri Tepper's books to be on audio. So sad this was the first attempt, but hope for better going forward. All of the author's works are challenging, thought provoking and inspirational - very much worthy of better than this performance.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Darryl 04-07-16
    Darryl 04-07-16 Member Since 2008
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    "good, but a little disappointed"

    Grass is one, like Shardik, that I have always looked forward to, but I have to say I'm a little disappointed. It is often mentioned in conjunction with Dune and I can see why on the one hand as it involves a world and its ecology/environment. On the other hand, I don't think it is as successful at it as Dune was, nor did I find it as well written. The creatures are the central aspect around which the world revolves, and for me they were the most interesting element, but there were also troublesome issues concerning them. I would much rather have had their aspects delved into even more and re-thought a bit. They lacked something essential. I think where things really started to go wrong for me, was when the intelligence of the creatures was dealt with, but more so when I felt things devolved into a Hollywood style monster attack and shoot 'em up. I love the way the novel started, and many aspects within it, and I see the author had higher intentions, but I pick up quickly on what I consider bad writing habits and there seemed to me to be increasingly more as I went along. Just not for me I guess. Also let down when at end I felt cheated, and have since discovered it is part 1 of a trilogy-- a trilogy that I don't feel compelled to follow. Makes me want to revisit Dune for the 4th time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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