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Publisher's Summary

"You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me."

A short story about the universe.

©2009 Andy Weir (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Weir is a master of putting words together.

First let me admit that it is going to be very difficult to write a meaningful review of The Egg. Being 8 minutes long and all. I first saw this story on some unknown website somewhere. I read it, got goosebumps all over my body. Read it over and over and over. Shared it with my friends on all the social sites. Read it out loud, sorry R.C. Bray, to my wife. I was mesmerized.

Not sure if there is some sort of underlying religious stuff hidden within, as I know nothing of religion other than some people hate it and others love it.

Where the magic lays is how every word spoke to my soul, or my spirit, or my subconscious, whatever you want to call it. It made me start asking questions about the meaning of life.

Beautifully written, thought provoking, Weir is a master of putting words together.

Even though it probably took you longer to read this then this story is long, and it definitely took me longer to write it. Do yourself a favor and give this one a listen. There will be the two of us dollars expense on an audio production in awhile.

R.C. Bray delivers every word seamlessly. While managing to differentiate the two characters. I love how you can throw any book at him and he will perform it like there is no other.

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Excellent

When I started listening to this short story and I do mean short...8 minutes, I didn't have many expectations. Who can really write anything of substance that lasts 8 minutes? The answer - Andy Weir can. This is a thought-provoking story and just cements the knowledge that Andy Weir is a fantastic writer.
R.C.Bray's performance is brilliant as ever. If anyone can make you believe what you are listening too, especially in 8 minutes, it's Bray. The writing and narration really compliment each other, so much so, I'm going to listen to it again, right now.

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$16 for 8 minutes

Didn’t realize this was 8 min long and cost $16!! Not worth it bad value

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I was ripped off

This is very short story it should have been free. Not worth one credit no matter what the story is or how good the performance is.

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best 8min book I've listened to

Purchased the book with part of my $10 listener reward this month. I'm glad I did. It's definitely worth the few dollars and small investment of time. I can't wait for Andy Wier's next full length book.

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Amazingly deep for 8 minutes

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

I really enjoyed this story. It also made me think deeply about my place in the universe. What might be possible. I liked it.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

fantastic

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Though Prevoking Short Story

What made the experience of listening to The Egg the most enjoyable?

The story is short, but is so powerful, and really made me question some very beliefs I have. Andy Weir did a great job with this book

Which character – as performed by R.C. Bray – was your favorite?

The "God" character

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

Thought provoking story to make you question the meaning of life.

Any additional comments?

If you have not listened to Andy Weirs "The Martian" narrated by R.C. Bray go buy it immediately!!! Also put RC Bray in the search box and see his other titles he has narrated. They are all phenomenal!!!

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Eggsitential Scramble

I need only three words to sum up this strange Audible offering, but since Audible requires a minimum number of words in each review, I must provide this wordy intro.

This. Is. Stupid.

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Meh not as good as everyone hypes it up to be.

I knew it was only 8min but yeah pretty unsatisfying. Just some anticlimactic religious stuff

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way too short

This sounded like a commercial for a book or movie. I need more details.

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  • John
  • 10-31-15

interesting concept

nicely read. very relaxing voice. and an interesting idea. but, I still feel an 8 minute rendition can't be classed as a book. nor a story. it's barely a page! and I genuinely think this should of been FREE. perhaps as a taster... for the main event? which maybe Andy should write. based on this idea, he could write a super Novel I'm certain. so... come on Andy... let's write something thought provoking, and interesting about this God? who is he? where's he from? and if one soul is EVERYONE in this universe. who is the soul in the next universe? and the next, and the next? there is a higher purpose here... tell us your thought's on it, make it at least a 10 hour book. and maybe, just maybe this idea will be snapped up by Ridley Scott too! but I doubt he can do much with 8 minutes..

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  • Will
  • 06-15-15

An odd but interesting look at life.

I got this after riding the high from the Martian, while it is utterly different I am not disapointed. 8 minutes, what do you have to lose?

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  • Mark Collins
  • 10-03-15

Very cool little short story, with a nice premise.

Not at all what I had expected, but left me with a nice feeling, and is worth a listen (though 8 minutes for the money is a rip off...)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-17

interesting concepts but only a few minutes long

I was a bit disappointed overall the story had an interesting contact but hardly lasted at all so I wouldn't bother

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  • LifeToLawrence
  • 09-08-16

Short but sweet

Really enjoyed it the concept thought it was very interesting. A nice teaser and I get that's the point. just wish there was a full length book.

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  • Rob
  • 07-03-16

Interesting

An interesting idea which I believe could be expanded upon as the story is over all to soon. A good performance by Mr Bray as always.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 06-20-16

Odd!

I really enjoyed the Martian so thought I'd give this a whirl.
Really it was odd - nowt nor sommat, as they say. I wish that I had listened to the sample - as I would have realised that it wasn't for me. The book is actually only 8 mins long - so the sample does give a real indication of whether or not one would enjoy it.

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  • Mary Collin
  • 06-04-16

Intriguing

What an intriguing premise. And so well conveyed in such a short story. I enjoyed it so much I listened twice!

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  • Rogue
  • 04-03-16

Interesting

An interesting idea, who knows it may even be true, however that would raise some questions that I wouldn't like to answer.

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  • Keith Fitzmaurice
  • 08-31-15

Good but for £1.31 nGood but for £1.31 no no no no

Good but for £1.31 no no no no only 8 min I hope this does not become a trend

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  • David M
  • 01-01-16

makes you think

short story to get the wheels turning in your mind. would bring interesting discussion with friends.

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  • David
  • 02-26-15

Mind. Blown.

It's been a month since I listened to this but I can't stop thinking about it.

This is potent storytelling.

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  • Kaz
  • 03-15-16

Loved the concept - way overpriced.

The title of this review says it all, but apparently a review needs 20 words. Done.

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  • Nicole Harvey
  • 04-22-19

A lot can happen in 8 minutes

I spent most of the story thinking wtf? *lightbulb* Oh, I get it, so profound.
Narrator created characters beautifully through different voices.

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  • Kate Cefai
  • 09-07-16

brilliant!

love this story! so simple yet so powerful! R.C Bray has a fantastic voice as well!

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  • Jess
  • 05-18-16

Eggceptional!!! Will listen over and over amd over

and over and over and over...20 words done yet? ok now that's 20 words done

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  • chardonnelle
  • 10-01-15

different view

great short listen to say yes ive listened to that one. had no idea this was by andy weir tho

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  • C SIMONSEN
  • 08-05-15

Good short Story

Only read it because it was by Andy, its well written, well preformed. The story is so so.

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  • James
  • 07-08-15

Interesting perspective

Worth a read, provokes thoughts about the meaning of life and a perspective on the universe

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  • Sparky
  • 03-23-15

Andy Weir doesn't disappoint.

I really enjoy Andy's writing style.
The Egg may not be for everyone but is an interesting look at how you view yourself and others.