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The Cost of Living

By: Marla L. Anderson
Narrated by: Brenda Scott Wlazlo
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A life for a life. No one need die until someone new is born. Then you've no choice.

This novella will take the listener to a dystopian future - a world of adults where birthmothers are a privileged class and every child is a celebrity. Death has been conquered, but overcrowding has led to a government-enforced zero population growth. When Janice learns she is pregnant without authorization, she must find a life donor or forfeit her own. For every child born, someone must die. The math is simple, but the politics are complicated. Janice soon finds herself diving into a deep conspiracy.

For those who love The Handmaid's Tale, this is another take on what the future may hold.

©2018 Marla L. Anderson (P)2018 Marla L. Anderson

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Very bleak but interesting look at the future!!!

The Cost of Living tells a very tragic tale of a future gone wrong. Janice is an intricate character. She has the will to continue living in this oblique world but is also willing to give it up so her child can live. When the possibility of having both arises, she will do whatever it takes to make it happen. This was a very gripping story. It will pull you in and keep you guessing. Very well painted picture of the world she lives in.
I really enjoyed the narration.

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