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Life Ever After

Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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"If you're not human, you're other."
"Are you going to switch back on?"

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About the Creator

Carla Grauls is an award-winning playwright based in London who won the Nick Darke Award for her play Made for Him. Her plays have been performed in London, Italy, and South Africa. In 2016, she was selected to write a play for Promised Lands, a playwriting festival based in Milan, exploring themes of migration. Her critically acclaimed play Occupied at Theatre503 was nominated for two Off West End Theatre Awards in 2014. The same year, she was honored at HRM’s RADA ceremony at Buckingham Palace celebrating excellence in the Dramatic Arts. She also works as a script reader.

About the Performer

Raúl Castillo is best known for his portrayal of Paps in the critically acclaimed We the Animals, for which he was nominated a Spirit Award, and for his role as Richie on the HBO series Looking. We the Animals, based on the novel of the same name, won the NEXT Innovator Award following its premiere at Sundance 2018. Raúl just wrapped work on the feature film Little Fish with director Chad Hartigan and Knives Out, written and directed by Rian Johnson and will be in theaters nationwide November 2019. Raúl currently can be seen in El Chicano, by director Ben Bray and the critically acclaimed second season of the STARZ original series Vida created by Tanya Saracho.

Photographed by Stephanie Diana

About the Performer

Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American writer, actor, and director. She plays the role of Sade in the popular series, An African City (2015 Golden Movie Award Winner, 2016 AMVCA Nominee) and appeared in Tracy Letts's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Man from Nebraska, for which she was nominated for 2017 Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics' Circle Awards. She starred as Clare in the hit 2016 OBIE Award-winning play, I'll Never Love Again (a chamber piece) by Clare Barron. In the summer of 2018, she joined the Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In television, Nana has been seen recently in the CBS All Access series, The Good Fight, as well as in Orange is the New Black for Netflix, Madam Secretary, and Elementary for CBS. She is currently shooting a recurring role on the NBC medical drama series, New Amsterdam, and will be next seen in the most-watched Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why.

Photographed by Christine Jean Chambers

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Black Mirror!!

This story can fit perfectly into Black Mirror.
Its a very sad and disturbing play; but i can see the transfer to this Netflix series.
Be careful what you wish for; you might get it

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if i could give 10 stars i would.

loved it. the perspective of both characters, the way they transposed, it was very cool.

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I'm in love

This was such a fantastic story, the conversations just built everything up so well. I hope Audible keeps this up.

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Ignorance is bliss

I liked how the characters evolved after each procedure. Sadly, these upgrades drove them apart...both changing by 180 degrees. Still not on the same page. She lives aware and he lives in bliss that he traded in for his soul.

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wonderful story and narrators are just great

this audio book is so great. I'm looking forward to more of this series or any other audio with these too narrator's

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Great Book

Had my imagination going! I know this technology will be here some day.
Will I use it? I don't know.

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Intriguing, surprising, haunting, and moving

I really loved this audible original. At first I wasn't sure what to think of the tone of the performances or what was going on. But I stuck with it, and a few minutes in I was hooked and listened all the way through. It portrays a futuristic world that is creepy and totally believable, and makes you consider - what is it that truly makes us human?

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Definitivamente imagino un futuro así

Ultimamente he leído sobre avances tecnologícos de ADN, de conectar hilos al cerebro, definitivamente creo que llegaremos a ese mundo donde tengamos que actualizarnos, como las computadoras, por enfermedades...

Me encantaron las voces de los narradores, parecía una platica real, realmente real... ¿me entienden?

Es algo corto pero vale la pena :D

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interesting but lacking

If you're into the style of play where they are short on details but touch on grandiose ideals, then this is a good read. It's more difficult when you actually want to think and discuss those ideals...perhaps thats why I read Noah Yuval Harari's books. I still feel like they needed a few more details or points of reference to make it more substantial. It was far to light.

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Everything about this audio was perfection.

Thought provoking and exquisitely executed! Highly recommended. A study of humanity’s excruciating and evolving love.

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  • 08-20-19

Brilliantly thought provoking look to the future

It was my first play I listened to. It was a little bit of an adjustment listening to a play instead of seeing and experiencing one, so it took a bit of getting used to.

Life Ever After takes the timelessness of a love story through the barrage of tech upgrades and future choices questioning what part is human and what part of us we still want to keep for ourselves in our evolving cities. In these times where we unquestioningly accept technical upgrades on our computers and adapt to our smart phones, Life Ever After gives me a pause for thought.

This play is an upgrade to a Phillip K Dick kind of thinking in a time when we are not so mindful of our changing world. We need more of this kind of literature.

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  • Stuart Brown
  • 06-30-19

Lovely listen for a Sunday Morning!

This was a thought-provoking piece of work. Where do the boundaries lie between what it is to be human, and what it is to be "enhanced"? That, as well as the nature of relationships and what are the strings that bind us, are themes that are beautifully explored here. I enjoyed the lyricism of the writing, and the dialogue felt real to me. It also has to be said that the voice artists were really well-chosen. This was a terrific performance from both the main protagonists. The flow of time and technology will open its hands and tell all. Cambridge University has recently been gifted £150 million to investigate the ethics of artificial intelligence, and Elon Musk has commented that AI is more dangerous than Nuclear weapons. We live in interesting times. Open my heart and watch it ticking and you will find it resonating with Carla's vignette. Have a listen. It will be time very well spent.

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  • 06-28-19

Disturbingly captivating

Is this where our world is heading.
Beautifully written every word is in the right place.
If it was a live play it would receive a long and well deserved standing ovation
Indelibly now in my memory as if it’s alway been there