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  • New Lamps

  • By: Robert Moore Williams
  • Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

On Mars, the dust is yellow, and microscopically fine. With the result that it penetrates to the sensitive lung tissues of a human being, causing distress. Crossing the street toward the dive set into the towering wall of the cliff overhead, Jim Ronson sneezed violently. He wished fervidly that he might get another glimpse of what Robert Heinlein, two centuries before, had nostalgically called The Cool Green Hills of Earth, and again smell air that had no dust in it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining short listen

  • By James & Cindy Jackson on 05-07-17

Decent short story but predictable. Reader awful.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was fairly enjoyable but lacked interesting twists. The plot was a bit predictable and the characters could have been better developed. Still it was like reading something from the 50's which can be fun. The worst part was the narrator. She was absolutely awful and took the whole audio book down.

Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Moore Williams? Why or why not?

Yes, but not read by the same woman.

What didn’t you like about Daniela Acitelli’s performance?

Drole & unimaginative. She lacks any real enthusiasm and reads like a 3rd grader.

Could you see New Lamps being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not likely. Plot needs to be re-developed.

Any additional comments?

I would pay $5 or less for this audio. This book was given to me free courtesy of the author.