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The Power of Words

Narrated by: Lisa Negron, J.M. Needham
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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In the beginning, there was the word.

Some religions state that the very universe was created by words. The nation of America was founded using words. Words established the rights and freedoms this nation enjoys. The first of those rights is freedom of speech, which implies so much more than the right to use words.

This anthology contains four stories from four authors. Each story pays tribute to either the ideals held by America’s First Amendment or to the concept that the words people use hold power. These authors took the concept of words and placed it in futuristic, apocalyptic, and fantasy settings.

TW Iain creates a world where citizens only seek to hear the words of others rather than consider their own.

Richard T. Drake crafts a world where a leader must speak for the underprivileged masses who simply can not speak for themselves.

Heidi Angell tells of a world where humanity itself is dying, and a man strives to preserve what he can in hope that any who survive will have something with which to remember the world that was.

M.L.S. Weech brings to life a world where words were taken from society, and a mother plots to give those words back if only for her daughter to be able to speak.

The word was the beginning, but it will never end.

©2018 Matthew Leistikow (P)2018 Matthew Leistikow

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Great Collection of short stories

This collection of short sci-fi stories by different authors lives up to the title. Words can, indeed, be a powerful tool or weapon depending on how they're used. There are 4 separate stories, each with their own entertaining styles. Both of the narrators handled the content and characters of their stories with ease and skill. I enjoyed them both and their voices were complementary in the one story that they co-narrated. This one will get multiple listens from me.

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This was an amazing collection of stories.

This was an amazing collection of stories. I prefer to listen to short stories when I am running and this collection had me actually wanting them to last a bit longer and have me running longer. The stories were captivating and the narrators were superb! I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys short stories!

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A fun collection of stories excellently narrated

The four individual stories don't all necessarily fall in line with the theme of the anthology, at least not as it's initially explained at the start of the book, but the introductions by the individual authors do a good job of distinguishing why their stories actually fit and relate to each other in this anthology.

The four authors deliver entertaining stories and present us with a mixture of genres in doing so. Jumping from sci-fi, fantasy and even some apocalyptic horror I think helped to strengthen the overall composition of this short anthology. As opposed to four fantasy stories just bleeding into each other.

The two narrators were fantastic and I wouldn't be surprised if they were both eventually narrating for some of the heavy hitters of the industry.

While I did state that each story was entertaining they were also unfulfilling. A problem with anthologies in general I suppose. With stories so short they're usually over before you can really get into them. Neat concepts, a little intrigue, grounded characters but nothing that really blew my mind.

A fun listen, well worth a credit, but not a must have unless you're trying to complete your collection of works from any one of these fine authors.

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