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Rejoice, a Knife to the Heart

Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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A provocative, beautiful and visionary novel of first contact by New York Times bestselling author Steven Erikson.

Imagine a First Contact without contact, and an alien arrival where no aliens show up. Imagine the sudden appearance of exclusion zones all over the planet, into which no humans are allowed. Imagine an end to all violence, from the schoolyard bully to nations at war. Imagine an end to borders, an end to all crime. Imagine a world where hate has no outlet and the only harm one can do is to oneself. Imagine a world transformed, but with no guidance and no hint of what’s coming next. What would you do? How would you feel? What questions can you ask - what questions dare you ask - when the only possible answers come from the all-too-human face in your mirror?

On the day of First Contact, it won’t be about them. It will be about us.

©2018 Steven Erikson (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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completely new look at first contact

while the voice performance left me wanting more the story itself and the writing is fantastic. Erickson provides thought provoking dialogue, philosophical viewpoints, and timely humor.

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Nothing but preaching

I tried hard to get through this. There was no story just utopian preaching.

The lectures jumped from topic to topic with no logical progression. Just pronouncements of how the author thinks the universe should be.

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☆Global Warming☆B.S. intervention by Aliens?

I really thought this might be an enjoyable read! W.T.H. Steven Erikson? Fearmongering Forced Intervention on All Earthling's? I've Already RETURNED THIS TRIPE!

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