It's the 23rd Century and at age 21... your life is over! Logan-6 has been trained to kill; born and bred from conception to be the best of the best. But his time is short and before his life ends he's got one final mission: Find and destroy Sanctuary, a fabled haven for those that chose to defy the system. But when Logan meets and falls in love with Jessica, he begins to question the very system he swore to protect and soon they're both running for their lives. When Last Day comes, will you lie down and die... or run!
©1967 William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"[T]he story of a reluctant rebel fighting back in a computer-run world in which people voluntarily submit to death at the age of 21 is a fascinating adventure. Narrator Oliver Wyman's excellent vocal performance guides listeners into this harsh world where children rule. He does a credible job imitating children's and women's voices. When he speaks as Jenny, Logan's running mate, one can clearly see the character in one’s mind. The book differs from the popular film of the same name—and has a far superior ending." (AudioFile)
music nut, history buff
It delivers the complete original text. I'm glad they went with that instead of a movie tie-in, because the movie had key differences with the book.
The scene with the ice creature. You got the feeling that the heroes might not make it out of there.
The point in which Logan decides that the only thing he can do is escape. He realizes the community around him is not a pleasure palace but a sham.
Although it was a fantasy vision of the future, it did make you think that you would have to do the same to obtain freedom in that world. You wondered if all the other people would ever have the courage to escape.
I expect the other books in the trilogy will be just as good. This one was very exciting. I miss science fiction which is not just war stories in space.
Great Adventure story!
The adventure elements, its just like I remember it, when I read it as a kid.
Wow. I can't believe how different the novel is from the 70s movie. It's incredible and deserves to be remade today to follow the original plot. The greatest aspect of this production is the narration -- Oliver Wyman -- who delivers a spectacular and captivating performance. Looking forward to getting the remainder of the series.
Run Logan Run
Logan. He had all of the best parts of the story.
Traveling through the maze and visiting the Florida Keys.
The audio book was okay. I have seen the movie a couple of times, years ago. I figured I should "read" the book.
It is always fun to listen to or read the book that inspired the movie. Visualizing the movie as I listen to the book it was interesting to see the change in characters and scenes. You could almost hear the writers. say well we can't do it the way they did it in the book but we can do it this way. This is a case where at this point in time the movie is definitely better than the book. The plot loses its way considerably And the ending is a letdown. But the author indulges himself in some fantastically described scenes that make up for that loss. All in all, a fun listen.
The book/story itself is a good example of 60's sci-fi, a bit campy by modern standards but well worth reading. Compared to the movie, the book is a much more expansive world that tells a richer story.
The narrator was absolutely horrible, he reads it in a tedious monotone that makes it impossible to enjoy the story. I just gave up after about an hour, and only finished it a month later when I ran out of books on my device but still had this one. It doesn't improve.
I would have been better off getting a text version and having the computer read it to me in its monotone, I think that would still have more expression than Mr. Wyman.
i have an extensive library this ranks up there with any feature i own.
logan, is my favorite. he takes a beating and keeps coming back for more. he is delusional , in the beginning. Once he realizes that life as he understood it was a joke the game is on.
changing pitch to be both male and female.
yes it is
I rate as follows: 5 Stars = Loved it. 4 Stars = Really liked it. 3 Stars = Liked it. 2 Stars = Didn't like it. 1 Star = Hated it.
Having always heard of this story, but never having read the book or seen the movie based off of it, I took advantage of it's newly available status on Audible to bring myself up to date with the rest of the world.
The first issue that arose was that I had trouble picturing the places and situations the characters were in. The descriptions weren't clear, and I just couldn't visualize the story most of the time.
As the story went on, the subject matter become an issue; especially when it came to the place where the main characters run into strange gypsies (who spoke in such a bizarre way I had no idea what they were saying) that kidnapped them, poisoned one, and then forced the other into unwanted group relations in order to get the antidote for the other - and then progressed into forcing one to mutilate the other with a knife. Not for me.
Through the whole story I felt like I was missing some sort of reference guide I was supposed to have, or that I'd jumped into a series part way through; it was hard to follow, and unenjoyable.
I am in my late twenties, a commuter, a romantic, & am loving life.
I read Dan Brown's new book 'Inferno', and this book was referenced in it. The idea of voluntary suicide at the age of 21 in order to control the world population was very intriguing to me. I was expecting a book with more depth... this book was more like listening to a star trek tv episode. There were a few interesting parts - but overall, it didn't hold my attention.
I didn't like the main characters at all. They had no depth - and I had no idea what their motives were throughout the entire book.
Needless to say, I won't be reading the rest of the books in the Logan's Run series.
The book, while good Sci Fi, did not capture the essence of exploring a concept [artificially limited life span] as well as the movie. 30 somehow seems to be much more meaningful than kids just getting out of their teens.
Most significantly was the domed city in the movie with the futuristic setting. This added much more contrast to the society that had developed within the dome especially when viewed against a long lost Washington DC.
The movie had the better ending and was more uplifting and positive.
Logan is the story and Wyman did a good job portraying him. Some of the other characters were less well defined.
I am surprized the 'remake' of the movie has not happened yet. The 'Logan's Run' movie from years ago is a classic Sci Fi favorite of mine and it was well cast.
Like the 'Time Machine' and 'War of the Worlds', the remakes always seeem to fall short and 'Logan's Run' if re-made would have to be very good to match the original. I guess I am one of those who puts story and characters above high budget special effects.
I plan to eventually listen to the follow-on books for Logan, although I must admit this has moved further down my list of books having listened to Logan's Run. It is still a good story, just not as good as I was expecting.
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