Humans were forced to leave Earth when the pollution became a threat. Mankind could no longer live on the planet. They traveled 189 light years to their new home they named Horizon. When they left Earth they abandoned much and over the years they grew, developed, and matured. A long time in humanities' future they returned to Earth and found something else living there.
©2016 Raymond J Perreault (P)2016 Raymond J Perreault
I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!
I really enjoyed Progeny and Circle is Closed so I was very eager to listen to this! The author combined the two short stories in to one much greater story! I absolutely loved it. The humans in the story made Earth uninhabitable and left the planet. The robots that were left behind evolved into sentient beings and formed a society. 1300 years later, the humans return to their former home. As in real life, some humans are a**holes! Luckily not all of humanity is like that. Excellent narration by Christopher M. Allport.
New reality coming.
As usual -- excellent!
Just wait...it will happen.
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I like the fact that there were no absolute good or evils in this story. It was truly unique in that aspect. In most scifi. There is the truly good and the truly evil. Here there were many shades of gray and it was for the reader to decide who to root for in the story and decide where their own moral compass would point them.
I really liked the changing points of view from the robots, to the created humans, to the humans who left earth it made for a great weaving story-line.
Yes Mr. Allport created a nice world. He has a rich voice that brought the world to life with a great depth and fullness.
I did not have and extreme reaction. But I did feel anger when the Prime Minister killed the Robots and the Other organics with complete disdain. I wished someone would lead a coup and kill her or overthrow her.
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Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.
I know this is supposed to be a review about the wonderful story, Progeny's Children written by the talented Ray Jay Perreault and narrated by Christopher M. Allport....BUT I first need to rant a bit about the deep emotions this book has brought to the forefront. There is a lot of good about humankind.... BUT there is also a lot of hate, bigotry and fear. Sadly those ruled by the latter are why visiting aliens are going to wipe out the human race, unless unlike some humans and more like the wonderful US and THEM in this book they take a step back and realize that all types of beings are worth saving, even humans.
Now onto the book. The story was wonderful and definitely took a few twists and turns thus providing some surprises, both good and evil. Perreault combined two of his previous short stories into this full length book brilliantly, "Good Morning... Processes Must Be Improved" and "Progeny". That being said I feel that certain details of the various issues were repeated a few too many times when new discussion on that issue was to be undertaken. Also the production decision to put a beep at the end of a scene was a bit annoying, the pauses in the vocals was plenty of notice that the scene was changing. These were minor issues and did not detract from the overall appeal of the book.
Christopher M. Allport has some tempo and vocal qualities similar to Wil Wheaton who I am very familiar with and definitely appreciate. I also hear bits of sarcasm in Allport’s manner that as always appeals to my inner snark.
I am so appreciative to have been given a copy of this book for review and I look forward to future work from the author and narrator.
Although this is considered science fiction, it brings to light a frightening possibility of what could happen to us if we continue to pollute the earth. The narrator Christopher M. Allport did an excellent job and brought the story to life. I loved how he gave each character a different voice and was able to show the emotions each character was feeling. The story was excellent and I couldn't stop listening.
Regarding what the reviewer below said:
-It is pretty obvious that the “sound markers” are tones that are being used for scene breaks, not editing issues. If he had listened to more than 10% of the book he would have realized that.
-The bacteria plot line is actually a serious concern in a closed environment. There is a lot of research that shows that bacteria communicate with each other, share DNA to mutate and create resistance, and modify their environments to ensure survival. (I am a physician with an extensive education in microbiology and bacterial infections, so I know a lot about this issue).
Overall I highly recommend this audiobook for it's superb narration and audio production and the excellent writing and storyline.
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This was a good performance by Chris Allport of the series by Ray Jay Perrault. The social and personal issues mixed well within the large scope of a storyline spanning several generations.
I did enjoy listening and believe you will too.
It's kind of sad, just can't get past the reading performance on this one. Looks like a great story, but I'll have to check it out in print.
Progeny’s Children took two of the author’s previous short stories and combined them into a full-length novel. I had previously listened to the short stories Progeny and Circle is Closed and had highly enjoyed them, so I was excited to hear the author expanded them into a full-length novel, and it was definitely worth a listen. I appreciated that the author did something unique here and he didn’t base the entire novel from the human’s perspective. That made for an interesting change of pace and it leads to situations where mankind might not be the good guys. The narrator did a great job here and I really enjoyed his used of sound effects, like some distortion from people talking over the radio. That led to a greater sense of immersion in the novel, and I really enjoyed it.
This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
Ray Jay Perreault opened the audio book with an explanation of the genesis of Progeny's Children. He stated that it was the melding of two short stories into one all encompassing one, I found that concept a little hard to follow in this context,maybe a little disjointed. I also could have used a little more explanation with the time line. Finally, I felt that the over all mood of the book was a little to preachy. Prophetically preachy? Sung from the pulpit? I prefer to draw my own conclusions from the material and almost resent being spoon fed an agenda. Getting back to my opening statement though each part of this story had a stand alone idea and I would welcome an elaboration of each or either (not unlike the return of the flawed protagonist like in Downward to the Earth
by Robert Silverberg. To sum up, there was lots to like about this book including the narration with the acceptation of the above this work did leave me thinking. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.
My first thought is this could have been produced better. The audio distortions and leveling issues are a real no go for me. It's just to distracting and I loose interest. The story is interesting and thought provoking but I really need to just read the book instead.
The narrator did a good job overall. Not a favorite of mine but still listenable.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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