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Life on Mars Audiobook

Life on Mars

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It must have been around ten minutes after Vic died that he first heard the voices but he didn't know what they were. Not who they were, but what they were. It wouldn't be long before he remembered what voices were and what made them. He would know what everything was in fact, as his mind slowly built a picture of a universe he once existed in. In that universe were things, and one of those things had been Vic Jones. If he had been in possession of any conscious thought five minutes ago he would have been quite pleased with himself. The suicide had gone exactly as planned and he had no reason to believe everything else wouldn't. He had left clear instructions for his entire body to be placed in cryogenic suspension until such time as a cure existed for the cancer that was about to ravage his body. That is until he actually did have conscious thought.

One of his first conscious thoughts was "Something must have gone wrong, very wrong indeed."

©2015 Sour Grape Productions Limited (P)2016 Sour Grape Productions Limited

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    Katie Phythian 10-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent read"
    What did you love best about Life on Mars?

    Not entirely what I expected from the title but totally what I expected from the author. Twists, turns & many interesting Bowie references? I was totally absorbed and Don Warrick's narration only serve to compliment this extremely clever story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A scene near the end of which made me cry. Read it and see!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried at the end....


    Any additional comments?

    A must read

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  • Andrew
    6/1/16
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    "Lived up to the hype"
    Where does Life on Mars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    By far the best, because its my second and it would be unfair to say what the first one was.


    What other book might you compare Life on Mars to, and why?

    Its definitely in the realm of the Arthur C Clarke and such like as a great science fiction tales. Its one of those stories thats based on true science which adds an extra element


    What does Don Warrick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I have read the book and enjoyed it immensely but I agree Don Warwick was an excellent choice for narration. His tone and voice might not suit certain titles I'm sure but he did an excellent job of keeping me gripped, especially as I wasn't new to the story.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I love the tagline it has... Immortality or Humanity but I think mine would be.Looper meets Jonnie Darko


    Any additional comments?

    I held off the book for a while after hearing so much about it on various blogs etc and finally gave in as I don't get much time to read on paper. The audible version is just perfect for me and I am really enjoying both the app and the book.As for the rumours going round about the books history I expect people just love a mystery but the connection is obvious. Take it for what it is, a great sci fi dystopian novel with a real positive feel.

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  • catherine slater
    10/15/16
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    "Completely immersed from the first sentence."
    What made the experience of listening to Life on Mars the most enjoyable?

    I loved this book. I have it on paper and thoroughly enjoyed both. I was immersed in the world of 2515 and my only criticism is that for a sci-fi book it was relatively short unless it turns out to be book 1 of a series.
    The ending is a real tearjerker but it's not a love story is it?. Looking forward to the stage show ,it sounds incredible. Ringside seats for the early adopters I hope!


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  • Miss
    10/15/16
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    "Great sci fi yarn"

    If you have read any of Michaels work or seen his plays (some of which seem to have Disappeared from sale?) you will find this story to be typical of his work. Although it doesn't hang on the science its based on fact making it all the more fascinating. The narration I found odd at first but by chapter two realised it was in fact perfect for the subject matter and characterisation. I am biased in my recommendation and although theres no reference to David Bowie its clear theres an influence. Don't let that bother you, its a great sci fi yarn.

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