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Katya deals in Authenticities, trading on nostalgia for a past long gone. But when she encounters a stranger who calls himself Johnny in the woods - even she can't say whether it's real or not.

This story was first published in METAtropolis: Green Space, the third entry in Audible's original series.

Listen to more from Mary Robinette Kowal.
©2013 Mary Robinette Kowal (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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IF YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION

MAYBE HE WAS WORKING FOR THE DEER.
This was one of the stories from METAtropolis green. I read the first book in the series and was not impressed. I love John Scalzi, but his friends can't write. Kowal had a great story in Rip-Off called The Lady Astronaut of Mars. I then read Kiss Me Twice in a Short Novel anthology and could not finish it. This I could finish, but barely. The story is that this woman takes movies and tells stories about simple things she does on earth and sells them to people who never leave their homes. She was filming deer cross the road when the story starts. From then on it is blah, blah, blah. She slowly tries to remember what happened as she tells the story and she is extremely detailed to the point of nausea.

Skip this and skip the series.

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A mysterious and thrilling short story

I picked it up because a love Mary's writing. It was a very enjoyable, mysterious and thrilling science fiction short story. Narration was also great.

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No Regrets

Enjoyed Allyson Johnson's narration of the story, really brought it to life!

The story itself, while I can't say anything was particularly bad about it, I can say I've heard better. That being said I would none the less recommend it to a friend. I found Kowal's world building to be immersive and the story exciting and even a bit nerve racking at times.

Definitely worth a listen =)

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Very good as far as it goes.

Very good as far as it goes. The story is set up to be excruciatingly detailed, And sometimes that causes it to feel a little slow. Ends on an ambiguity.