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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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    LB 05-05-16
    LB 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Aces Abound"
    Where does Wild Cards I rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the best but definitely not the worst.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Realistic themes that apply to the Aces, Jokers and Nats in their world. You'd be hard pressed to find a better sci-fi super-hero novel elsewhere.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Luke does a great job. But this is a hindsight review, and the newer audiobooks of Wild Cards with the assorted cast is vastly better.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Aces Abound. But I think just plain Wild Cards would be best.


    Any additional comments?

    Croyd is my favorite so far!

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    Cody Munger Reno, NV 04-29-16
    Cody Munger Reno, NV 04-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "who knew that superpowers could be so boring?"

    I listened to this for about 6 hours. the second story about the infected kid was pretty good and drew me in. then it was story after story of politics, court proceedings, and really uneventful dramas.

    I skimmed the next five chapters, listening to about an hour of each, hoping it would get better. it didn't. this book somehow managed to make having superpowers mind-numbingly tedious.

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    T. Sanders 04-24-16
    T. Sanders 04-24-16

    Sourdough

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    "Should be a "graphic novel"."

    The first few stories were very 1940's kids stuff. "Jet Boy"?

    The only story I found interesting and engaging was Zelazny's.

    Then the stories devolved into porn.

    I did not finish this anthology and will not follow any more of the series.
    Looked good on the outside, didn't live up to the hype.

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    daPilgrim 04-21-16
    daPilgrim 04-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great stories"

    I have mixed feelings about this one, personally I like stories where I get sucked into a characters life and with the short story collection format it is hard to do that. That being said the writing in this book is phenomenal, George RR Martin is a master at getting people angry and he does that here.

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    J. WARTHEN Golden State 04-12-16
    J. WARTHEN Golden State 04-12-16 Member Since 2013

    SysAdmin because developers need Super Heroes

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    "Dont be fooled R.R. Martin not the authour"

    First thing you hear is RR Martin is the editor. So that being said don't expect the quality of Game of thrones. The story is actually kind of boring it goes back and forth between different perspectives ie sound like different characters being interviewed.

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    Beth Salem, OR, United States 03-21-16
    Beth Salem, OR, United States 03-21-16 Member Since 2010

    Love Sci Fi and Fantasy books since I was 8, starting reading A Princess of Mars series in Junior High School thanks to my Uncle Lester.

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    "Disconnected stories"

    This book is a series of stories by various authors and as a result not a continuous story. In listening to it I realized that I dislike a book of short stories and prefer a clear book and storyline. While the concept of the book and story are interesting it was too disjointed for me to enjoy.
    I purchased the first two books and will not listen to the second one. This had a lot of promise to be very interesting.

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    David Peterson 03-09-16
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    "did not like this at all"

    it was a nice idea but the first two authors made me regret buying this title. i cannot finish it and it i really do not think i ever will

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Silvia 03-07-16
    Silvia 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wild for Wild Cards"

    Brilliant! A unique book that you can listen to again and again! Brilliant reading of this book. I couldn't put it down!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rikki 02-28-16
    Rikki 02-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Disjointed"

    While I did eventually finish this book and the story is entertaining, it's so disjointed and abrupt in its execution that it's very difficult to get through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vitko 02-15-16
    Vitko 02-15-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Alternate Timeline"

    The collection of stories provide an eclectic view of a reality where superheroes are real and there is science to explain it. Many views of related subject matter, common protagonists, and circumstances varied by time make for an interesting view of the "what could have been" where means are by turns the new downtrodden and the new elite. Very well narrated, the excellent production make what are at times using time shifts and thematic leaps easier to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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