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At the End of Babel

A Tor.Com Original
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 51 mins
4 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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At the right time, in the right place, words have the power to change the world.

©2015 Michael Livingston (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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Poetic and sincere

The message may be obvious, but a powerful reminder that moves you to compassion and we can all use a reminder to be compassionate.

There is an earthiness to the language that makes it feel more than just culture vs culture. As if it is also nature reverence vs tech obsession, tradition vs modernization.

For such a short story, there are layers here to be peeled away tenderly.

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Great short story!!

Like all great short stories, this one develops place, people and conflict in just enough depth and detail to bring us in. The underlying topic is timely and invites us to examine our belief & choices and we hear the characters play out their own.

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Indigenous First Nations speaker needed

...loved the story, the writing and the lessons...the narrator was less than adequate...seriously, there are Native Speakers out here in the real world who would have brought this book to life.