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Robert J. Stevens

Lowell, MI USA
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The City, Not Long After
    
    
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        Pat Murphy
    
    


    
    
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        Marguerite Gavin
    
    


    
    Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    96 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • The City, Not Long After

  • By: Pat Murphy
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

The city is San Francisco. The not long after refers to a devastating worldwide plague that has wiped out most of the planet's population. The people who survive in San Francisco are mostly artists, hippies, and misfits who pull together a viable community and transform the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reminded me why I love sci-fi!

  • By Julie on 07-21-06

strained

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-06

I tend to finish any book I start. This one was hard to do. The basic concept of the book seems to be that people are stupid. The military for fighting wars, the peace groups for grasping at ways to have peace, and the cast lives up to these ideas. In the end the peaceful kill and the militant don't. While hinted at, the "magic" refered to by the professional reviewers remains too fanciful to be a key component of the story and works for and against the main character.
Overly simplistic without a decent story line. Save your cash and more importantly your time on this one.
The narration is okay, but has a lot of high end (treble) that needs to be filtered out or toned down when played on something besides headphones.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches

  • By: Robert Stanek
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 130

After the Great War that divided the peoples, the kingdoms of men plunged into a Dark Age that lasted 500 years. To heal the lands and restore the light, the great kings decreed that magic and all that is magical, be it creature, man, or device, shall be cleansed to dust. The cleansing raged for so long that no human could recall a time without it and it is in this time that the Dark Lord Sathar returned from the dark beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Wonder it Was a Top BookSense 76 Pick!

  • By Patrick Y. on 04-24-05

childish

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-06

I read and listen to a lot of fantasy and scifi. This was one story I listened to the end of, just to get there. The story is disjointed and the dialogue poorly written. At one point, my wife and I were listening just to laugh at the parts that were supposed to be serious. I can not recommend this to anyone, and will not be puchasing any other parts of this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful