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The Happy Man (Dramatized) Performance

The Happy Man (Dramatized)

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Recommended for lovers of classic sci-fi, this adaptation of veteran horror/fantasy editor Gerald Page's 1963 novella The Happy Man feels like it came straight from the days of ray guns and lycra, yet the story grapples with philosophical questions that still resonate today. William Jackson's commanding baritone conveys a sense of urgency about the physical and moral dangers taking over the main character's world, which bears a marked similarity to the dystopian landscapes of The Matrix and Cormac McCarthy's The Road. The dramatization by the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company evokes the pleasures of old-fashioned radio plays, and listeners who enjoy philosophical explorations will find plenty to ponder.

Publisher's Summary

Capital punishment is a terrible thing, they say. It reduces the State to the same level as the criminal, they say. It must be replaced with something humane, they say. But who is to say what is humane and what isn't? And if the Convicted had a choice, which would they choose?

A man is running, running through the woods, avoiding cities, avoiding his fellow man, running, running. He's running from the authorities, from his crimes, from an entire world. And most of all, he is running from himself and the logically frightening and humane punishment that waits for him if he stops.

This is an original, full-cast, soundscaped audio dramatization.

© and (P)2006 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company

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    I found the story was somewhat interesting and the production isn't bad. However, it isn't anything spectacular and, given the length, the price is a bit off-putting. I thought I would give it a chance, since there seems to be several like this available and I wanted to see if the overall quality made it worth it. I will give the rest a pass.

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