Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence - the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon. These are our guides through the Wastelands.
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.
Like its predecessor, Wastelands 2 delves into a bleak landscape to uncover the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre's core.
©2015 John Joseph Adams (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media, Inc.
An even stronger collection than the first anthology, at least in the first half. Narration is mostly top-notch with a couple of notable exceptions. Taylor Meskimen (not listed in the credits, narrator of Colliding Branes (sic)) was especially painful to listen to; baby voice, ssssibilant sssss's at the end of wordsssss, abuse of the "eh" sound ("rafferinces" viz references, "naxt" viz next, "daffinately" viz definitely, "taxt" vis text, "gnatworking" viz networking, "claverly laveraged her interast", etc. I stopped listening when she referred to sex as "sax".
I bought this book prior to a solo road trip. Not a moment went by that I was bored or frustrated as the packing and tone of each story are unique. A most welcome experience.
I found the stories thought provoking and entertaining. i think i only skipped one story because of the way it was being read, but i think it could not have been done any diferent. overall, i would recommend this book all.
Mr. Middle Earth
This was thoroughly enjoyable. I'm a sucker for apocalyptic literature and these delivered. I'm already looking forward to re-reading some of my favorites from this collection.
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