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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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    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

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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!!!!

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    Outpatient8 East Coast 03-04-16
    Outpatient8 East Coast 03-04-16 Member Since 2016

    Brutal honesty.

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    "Great Universe"

    A fantastic "new" universe of super humans. though I could have done without the necrophelia.

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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.

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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.

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    Bob Washington State 02-11-16
    Bob Washington State 02-11-16 Member Since 2013

    I am an avid lover of books and stories. Audible has provided a great outlet for me to read when otherwise I couldn't. I love dogs.

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    Where does Wild Cards I rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It would be near the top in terms of anthology. For most of the book, it blended the stories well and managed to link them in a well structured fashion.


    Would you recommend Wild Cards I to your friends? Why or why not?

    To some, the book, on a whole is a wonderful collection fit for a PG-13 audience. But there are excpetions, two stories in particular have dark sexual bent that is out of sync with the rest of the book and can be skipped over with little loss


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Possibly the Melinda Snodgrass tale of the Blythe, it shares a sense of intimacy with the characters that is different in style from much of the book, but dives deeply into the character of Blythe and Dr. Tachyon in ways seldom achieved in the book.


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

    These are the stories of your Heroes.


    Any additional comments?

    The book's first third is the absolute height of storytelling, it never truly gets bad, but this is short fiction writing at its best. The civil rights elements are well done, and were the story "Strings" to lose the focus on the violent sexual abuse, it would be a bright light into the understanding of the characters, as written the concept was a disturbing distraction from an otherwise intriguing tale.

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    KevinL 02-10-16
    KevinL 02-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good story"

    the story (series of stories) about the same main story written by different authors makes for a fascinating listen. well done

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    Santus 02-07-16
    Santus 02-07-16
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    "A collection of stories"

    A collection of stories has stronger stories and worse stories.

    This one has an awesome frame story and strong in-between moments written by the guy that wrote Game of Thrones.

    It is a strong collection in my opinion because it is alternative historical fiction with a fantasy bent. As an alternative history, it's very interesting. Plus, I can't resist professionally written transformation stories. They're my favorite.

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