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Full Catch Diorama

A Sci-Fi Story from the Deranged Mind of Nick Salomon
Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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It’s the golden age of the diorama. Full sensory immersion entertainment that has rendered movies, video games, and VR obsolete.

Ted Davies is tired of being a wage slave. Looking to cash in the fad before it dies down, he partners up with his ex-girlfriend to open their own indie studio. Together, they accidentally come up with next generation diorama technology that will change the world. Maybe not for the best, but there are profits to be made.

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Dystopian

Solid story - great narration

In a dystopian world where reliving portions of other people's lives has become the main form of entertainment an average joe is just trying to get by when he stumbles across an opportunity to strike it big.

This was a very well done and believable story.

It wasn't quite my flavor, but you may enjoy it.

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Outstanding

This is an outstanding dystopian story with a bit of a shock at the end. The things like Diorama seem like a natural progression for where entertainment is going. Given the political figures named it's probably calling it too soon in the future (Trump is mentioned as president in passing) but I could see this exact scenario playing out in 20-40 years given the way tech is advancing.

I look forward to more by the author, this is my first exposure to him, much like a bum behind the dumpster though, I think he'll be coming back in my life when I least expect it, though hopefully with a better ending for all involved.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.

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  • ʇʇɐɯ
  • 09-11-19

A quick listen for an immersive VR tale

A tale from earlier in the life cycle of an Immersive VR world timeline than other stories, the majority are partaking in some way and this is the story of the birth of a generational evolution for the tech. The main character is at times thoroughly dislikable and seems to have a free-wheeling moral compass, and whilst to me this feels stark at time in the narrative, I have met people like this, eager to do what it takes and self-justify to achieve their own ends. The story is fast moving story and makes for a relatively short audiobook, but overall it left me keen for more from within this world. If you enjoy grungy tech tales, not too far removed from the world we know and want a nice quick read this is a solid bet.

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  • Gourley S.
  • 09-09-19

Interesting and fun

I really liked the feel of this as it started, the narrator was fantastic, really brought fourth the character. Great pacing and tone.

The story as a whole was really interesting, but the central character just seemed a bit of a masoginistic fool. He starts railing on the #metoo movement at one point, another time derisively talking about SJW's and made several other comments I would usually let slide, but they mounted up, and had me concluding "okay, so the central character is an ass hat".
This was a shame as I liked story and the way in which it was being told by the author. But these moments, from a character who otherwise seemed likeable got in my way and just plain annoyed me.