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Wild Cards I Audiobook

Wild Cards I

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Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.

©1986, 2010 George R.R. Martin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kenneth Elk Grove, CA, United States 02-16-12
    Kenneth Elk Grove, CA, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Alternate reality never felt so right!"
    What did you love best about Wild Cards I?

    I'm an old Wild Cards fan. I own all of the books to the series and have loved reading them for years. When I found out that there was an audiobook of book 1 I had to have it and I was not disappointed. Luke Daniels is a great reader of the stories and his voice acting was great. I really enjoyed the new story of Ghost's origin with the Sleeper (Roger Zelazny's immortal character).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Cards I?

    My favorite part was Luke's reading of


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is where the Radical (Mark Meadows) and the Lizard King (Thomas Marion Douglas / this world version of Jim Morrison of the Doors) team up to fight Hardhat during the 60 counterculture movement.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Not because it wasn't good but because it's one of my favorite books and I like to savor it like a fine wine.


    Any additional comments?

    If you know of or have been introduced to the Wild Cards shared universe this is a great production of book 1. If you know nothing about it I highly recommend it. It is kind of a Super Hero / Villain in an alternate reality of our world which diverged shortly after WWII into a realistic vision of our world with super powers.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    P 11-13-11
    P 11-13-11
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    "10 out of ten for style..."

    With a cast of writers such as W J Williams and the late, great Roger Zelazny (who is NOT listed as an author, though his character Croyd Crieghton (sp?) is one of the best), this is a great anthology by great science fiction authors in the tradition of great "comic books." Good work, and I look forward to the next three chapters.
    "If it's Demise, Don't look in his eyes..."
    Enjoy.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    J. Clark Florida 01-13-14
    J. Clark Florida 01-13-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Sould have stopped while they were ahead!"
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    This book started out great. Very interesting concept and some well written stories, unfortunately, the book "overstayed it's welcome". I rarely do not finish a book but after putting hours into it, I finally let it go. The writing was just too uneven. One story would be great, followed by an average or below average one. In the end, it wore me down and I stopped listening. If you catch it on sale, get it, otherwise think long and hard before using a credit.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Yonatan 01-22-17
    Yonatan 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely great"

    Loved it, enjoyable, creative, beautifully written.
    Highly recommended. In my way for the next chapter.

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    Amazon Customer 01-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing book. how isn't this a TV series?"

    The story and reader were amazing. The audio quality however.... terrible. Still, that was easy to ignore.

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    Calico Dan 09-27-16
    Calico Dan 09-27-16
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    "World War S"

    Like a 3rd person super hero version of World War Z (the book), this collection of short stories is gripping and satisfying. Can't wait to experience more in the series.

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    Vine Kootenays, BC, Canada 09-08-16
    Vine Kootenays, BC, Canada 09-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I always love Luke..."

    so it is difficult to know how much his naration influences my opinion of a story. I was hesitant to dive into this anthology style book; I prefer long series when I can find one worth following.

    That hesitancy was soon gone. The story concept was completely new and fresh to me. The telling through different views only hightened the realism and mystery of the idea. The order of the stories also smoothly led the reader down and down into the horror of the wild card virus and the seedier side of city life that most of us only see in movies. Moving through time added weight and hope, but never let the reader clearly possess either, just like real life I suppose.

    Often scifi that delves into these subjects gets dated with age. I didn't find that here. I was curious and moved through the whole story and only wished that I had more time with each new character introduced. Well done.

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    Karna 08-31-16
    Karna 08-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wild cards stories"

    I collection of short stories with In The same idea. I feel like it was under developed and I wanted more. It was ok

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ric Aguirre San Diego 08-24-16
    Ric Aguirre San Diego 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting look at alternative reality"

    I fist heard about this series from a series of shorts called dangerous women and was interested in learning more. about this world. this first book was really well done and I loved how all the stories melded together.

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    bretto2004 08-23-16
    bretto2004 08-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome listen"

    Almost unlike anything ive read before. if you were a fan of the t.v. show heroes, at least the first season anyways, than you'll like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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