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The Last Conversation

Forward
Narrated by: Steven Strait
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
4 out of 5 stars (534 ratings)

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Audible narration by Steven Strait (The Expanse)

What’s more frightening: Not knowing who you are? Or finding out? A Bram Stoker Award-winning author explores the answer in a chilling story about identity and human consciousness.

Imagine you’ve woken up in an unfamiliar room with no memory of who you are, how you got there, or where you were before. All you have is the disconnected voice of an attentive caretaker. Dr. Kuhn is there to help you - physically, emotionally, and psychologically. She’ll help you remember everything. She’ll make sure you reclaim your lost identity. Now answer one question: Are you sure you want to?

Paul Tremblay’s The Last Conversation is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.

©2019 Paul Tremblay (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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another amnesia story

Intriguing idea with tedious plot and an even more tedious ending. And this tired old technique of amnesia and discovering who you are and all that really needs to stop because it is tiresome and lazy writing.

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Narrator too confusing

While I enjoyed the story line, it was hard work keeping track of which character was speaking as the narrator's voice kept the same pitch throughout the story. Wish I could have read this one.

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Unclear narration detracts from the story

The setup of the story is very interesting and could be done in an absolutely stunning way, I'm sure, but I had a hard time tracking who was saying what because of the narrator's nearly unvaried droning. It's sad to say 'didn't finish' on a story this short, but I just couldn't take the narration. In what is essentially a conversation, you've got to have some voice differentiation between the characters.

I'll be finishing the story, but not in audio.

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I kept wanting to learn more...

Great, very well-told story that weaves in suspense and wonder in a science fiction narrative that brings up questions we can ask ourselves today.

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interesting premise

There's a lot here that reminds me of an early work by John Varney. A quick entertaining story.

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A nice little quickie from Paul Tremblay

A nice little quickie from Paul Tremblay. Not earthshaking or groundbreaking but definitely entertaining from beginning to end.

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Disturbing and Creepy

Paul Trembley does unsettling and creepy very well. He does not let up with his addition to the Forward series. He captures a very disturbing possibility in the future of science.

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Haunting

Title: The Last Conversation
Author: Paul Tremblay
Format: Audio
Narrator:
Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 5 of the Forward Collection
POV: X
Steam Level: Clean
4.5/5

The Last Conversation can only be described as chilling. The story is told in second-person so that you are the main character in the story. Waking up sometime after a pandemic it's just you and your unseen doctor who is somehow more to you but you can't remember. You're learning as X is learning, remembering your past and relearning both fine and gross motor skills. The ending is haunting and makes you think how far would you go and what would you do.

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More conversation needed for me...

The concept of identity and human consciousness always makes me stop and read/listen but this short fictional story just didn't deliver anything "WOW" or "shut the front door" for me. I think the story would have been a lot more interesting if given the opportunity to blow out the concept and characters.

Recommend to certain folks.

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meh x2000. this is hard to listen to

may be better to read... but I doubt it. definitely not for me. too humdrum. tHx

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  • Victoria Elizabeth
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Warning

I thought this was good but would have enjoyed it more if a PRAT on audible.com hadn't done a one line review that included the main spoiler of the story - so there was no intrigue what so ever for me. Hence the single purpose of this review is to say - don't look at audible.com reviews as you're very likely to have the story ruined for you also.