Logan is running with the fate of the world in his hands.
Earth is free and at peace at last. But not the Earth on which Logan stands. For him a nightmare has just begun.
In the 23rd century on Parallel Earth, your 21st birthday is your Lastday. Parallel Earth is a dazzling paradise of artificial delight - of instant pleasure and infinite joy.
Here, in a terrifying computerized society controlled by ruthless police assassins, is the world that Logan once destroyed.
Now his fate is to live that horror once again.
©1980 William F. Nolan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
A tired retread. Contrived. Third time not a charm, closer to a curse. Maybe if instead of imaging a world of DS and a computer running everything, make it a world that entirely avoided the whole issue.
After listening to the whole thing, I could see my inner fourteen year being semi satisfied. When I heard that the story was written in 1980, I gave it another pass. Ultimately, it's a bust. I got the feeling that "alternate" world new places didn't really care about the palm crystals. I barely cared the characters, except for some vague memories of when I was a child and enjoyed them. One other thing: "Logan felt angry" refrained a lot throughout the story, like a cliche that was a trigger for more tired story telling.
Aliens were absurd.
Story was sloppy from beginning to end.
I was not expecting much, but this was really so poor, if I can keep another soul from listening I will have made the world a better place.
More of the Logan's Run story...
The strange/novel and inserting sci-fi worlds and experiences.
Logan of course, but I have a soft spot for jessica.
Yes, right at the end but I won't spoil it for you.
You will enjoy this book :)
This is book 2 of 3, which I'm reviewing as a set. I enjoyed the movie (and somewhat, the TV series), so I was drawn to the audiobook. I wouldn't consider Logan's run good writing, at all, but I found it entertaining, none-the-less. The characters are extremely shallow, the plot contrived, and there are serious flaws in the whole concept. Still, if you have good feelings about the movie, you'll find this series tolerable.
The first book in the series is the movie (with some differences). The second two books in the series continue the story. Book two is essentially a "return of Logan" that quickly breaks down into a haphazard search for his lost wife ending in a somewhat disappointing battle royal. Book three is an alternative reality 'cheat' to put a different twist on the first book.
The performance is not good. The reader talks very slow which tends to sap the energy out of the story. However, I found that my iPod allows me to increase the speed (x2) which made it very comfortable with minimal distortion in only a few spots. I would totally recommend you do the same. I find it hard to beleive that the producers couldn't do this for us!
All-in-all, if you are listening to the series for the sake of nostalgia, then you'll probably have a good time.
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