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Wild Cards I Audiobook

Wild Cards I

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Publisher's Summary

In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.

©1986, 2010 George R.R. Martin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Stephen 07-27-16
    Stephen 07-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book! "

    I've been meaning to read this book for a long time so when I saw it on Audible I listened to it right away. I should have read it a lot sooner. this is a great book.

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    Jeremy 07-21-16
    Jeremy 07-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Zero conclusions"

    This is a book made up of many stories, each with no conclusion. They all leave you hanging. Don't waste your time on this book or its sequels.

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    Stephen Tansey 07-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent narration, average stories."

    Setting but nothing thematic connects the stories within. This was a little jarring. Also about one in three of the stories within were bad.

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    Jennifer 07-04-16
    Jennifer 07-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    I love the different stories and how they intertwined. The narration was fantastic, one man, 50+ characters, NEVE once were the characters' voices inconsistent.

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    George 06-26-16
    George 06-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fascinating!"

    Quite entertaining and original. a harsh reality through our times told by would-be hero's. Read!

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    Sheryl 06-13-16
    Sheryl 06-13-16
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    "Mixed bag"

    Disappointingly, this didn't quite live up to my expectations. I really liked the concept but wish the stories had tied together a little more. Some stories I really liked, others not so much. I had difficulty connecting with some of the characters in the stories-- I didn't like some of them and didn't really care about them. I also had a lot of questions about how the virus affected people so far away from NYC where it was dispersed. This question nagged at me for much of the book but was thankfully answered in the Appendix. I wish that information had been shared earlier. I switched between the audiobook and the kindle and think I preferred reading it over listening to it. Luke Daniels is a great narrator but I think the book would have done better with different narrators for each story so the same voice wasn't used for each main character. Overall, not a bad read but not so great that I think I will read more in the series.

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    Vernon 05-27-16
    Vernon 05-27-16
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    "addictive"

    the diversity and range of characters and the underlying story grabs you and keeps you enthralled

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    David 05-21-16
    David 05-21-16 Member Since 2017

    I read and listen.

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    "It shows its age"

    I did not like this storyline. It shows it age and the general eighties mind set. The idea of wild cards is interesting and the initial stories are good and settle pace. The later stories just drilled on and was generally depressing.

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    Gonzalo MIAMI, FL, United States 05-19-16
    Gonzalo MIAMI, FL, United States 05-19-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Mixed Bag of Superhero fiction"

    The best part of this book is the very satisfying world building. It is especially admirable since the stories are written by a number of authors. But the number of authors is also its weakness. There is some great stuff here like the story of the "great and powerful turtle" and others so bad I actually skipped halfway through. The fictionalized history also works well tying real history with the story of the super powered "wildcards". I found some of the sixties set stories especially annoying though: the same sex, drugs, and rock and roll junk we've seen a hundred times before.

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    LB 05-05-16
    LB 05-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Aces Abound"
    Where does Wild Cards I rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the best but definitely not the worst.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Realistic themes that apply to the Aces, Jokers and Nats in their world. You'd be hard pressed to find a better sci-fi super-hero novel elsewhere.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Luke does a great job. But this is a hindsight review, and the newer audiobooks of Wild Cards with the assorted cast is vastly better.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Aces Abound. But I think just plain Wild Cards would be best.


    Any additional comments?

    Croyd is my favorite so far!

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