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Doomsday plus 10 years - and Earth is a living horror.

The last battle burned the planet to a charred husk, and civilization is nothing more than a few scattered tribes...like the surviving corps of elite killers who served the old dictatorship....or the sadistic bands of motorcycle hoods, prowling the ruins for victims...or the slavers, mutants and madmen preying on those who hope to rebuild the future. Only a brave handful like Logan and his family, who are the hunted in a world of vicious predators, hope to save the strange and bloody land that is Logan's World.

©1977 William F. Nolan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Very interesting, and very different

I love dystopian fiction, and the world of Logan's Run has fascinated me since I initially discovered the movie in high school. I always say that all good science fiction should make you think, should present an idea or concept. While the concepts of the immediate threat of nuclear war and overpopulation found in Logan's Run were prevalent in the 1970's, it's sequel, Logan's World is even more significant to today's world. In Logan's Run we see a society in which the computer, the Thinker, had been running society, controlling not only the people, but also all robots, other computers, and basic services like electricity. In this book, Logan is dealing with the consequences of having destroyed the machine after returning to Earth roughly seven years after the events of the first book. This book speaks to the ideas of over-reliance on computers, and the effects on society in which the oldest person is in their 20's, and humanity no longer knows how to behave in a civilized fashion after years of self serving instant gratification under the Thinker. It is a fascinating book.....one I highly recommend.

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falls off from the first novel

This story isn't nearly as good as Logan's Run, making me think the loss of the co-author was significant

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I'm really enjoying W F Nolan

This book blew me away! I had no idea the series went this far. The narration was spot on! Bravo!

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A for effort storyline.

A decent continuation of the story of Logan's Run, if not a little implausible for several aspects of the plot,

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  • DM
  • Hudson, NH
  • 07-13-16

good old classic

loved every chapter, almost reads like a script for a great action movie, I wish there more original books like this one, thank God for Peter Hamilton!

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Right next to Elmo's World

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only if the friend showed an interest in Logan's Run. Otherwise it lacks purpose.

Would you recommend Logan's World to your friends? Why or why not?

I read it when it came out. Perhaps the most interesting thing was the follow and immersion into Logan's Run world after the old world fell apart. I would recommend it with the provision that it be understood that it's limited. It is not as fun as Logan's Run. Also another super bad handyman is hack.

What three words best describe Oliver Wyman’s voice?

Consistent. Falsetto(ugh),Tedious

Was Logan's World worth the listening time?

I went all in trying relive something. I left feeling like I made it out of a wasteland. That being said-no. It's not worth the time for this.

Any additional comments?

Both follow-ups could have been better. Logan's World at least followed up decently to Logan's Run. Run was the most fun.

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  • N
  • Oakleigh South, Australia
  • 10-16-15

Carries on from Logan's Run

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they liked Logan's Run, yes. Just fun 1968 popcorn fun, but sexist, which is part of when it was written.

What other book might you compare Logan's World to and why?

Not sure, it's not a deep book, but has a generally plausible story, maybe say a star wars book, just some fun.

What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I do feel more involved in the story, maybe I feel as though I am Logan the hero!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes when the baddies were winning, or a tragedy happened to Logan or Jessica. I did enjoy the way this future world held together surprisingly well as a unique construct for the author.

Any additional comments?

Enjoy.

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Logan's Run, reprised

This is book 3 of 3, which I'm reviewing as a set. I enjoyed the movie (and somewhat, the TV series), so I was drawn to the audiobook. I wouldn't consider Logan's run good writing, at all, but I found it entertaining, none-the-less. The characters are extremely shallow, the plot contrived, and there are serious flaws in the whole concept. Still, if you have good feelings about the movie, you'll find this series tolerable.

The first book in the series is the movie (with some differences). The second two books in the series continue the story. Book two is essentially a "return of Logan" that quickly breaks down into a haphazard search for his lost wife ending in a somewhat disappointing battle royal. Book three is an alternative reality 'cheat' to put a different twist on the first book.

The performance is not good. The reader talks very slow which tends to sap the energy out of the story. However, I found that my iPod allows me to increase the speed (x2) which made it very comfortable with minimal distortion in only a few spots. I would totally recommend you do the same. I find it hard to beleive that the producers couldn't do this for us!

All-in-all, if you are listening to the series for the sake of nostalgia, then you'll probably have a good time.

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