After Worlds Collide

  • by Philip Wylie, Edwin Balmer
  • Narrated by Peter Ganim
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After Worlds Collide picks up the story of its predecessor, When Worlds Collide. This sequel tells the story of the survivors' progress on the new world Bronson Beta after the destruction of Earth by a rogue planet.

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LOVED IT!! Exactly what I needed in the sequel!

This was the perfect sequel to When Worlds Collide. It saw our adventurers explore, tame, and survive in their brave new world. Is it dated, sure, but that was some of the fun, too! Imagine how you would explain a microwave oven to someone in the Pre-WWII era...they describe something that sounded like one to me! There are several "discoveries" they make on Bronson Beta that sound like current objects. I kept waiting for a Twilight Zone ending that said they "jumped" onto the real Earth, but to a century later. The really fast cars, the "instant food", the magically opening doors, all of it is really fun to watch them explain with 1930's science. Also, imagine if you didn't know that nuclear radiation could be problematic and all of the things you would use it for if you could.

I really loved this, and hope you will too. You will need it to complete your picture if you are going to read the first one. The jump to the new planet was only the beginning!
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- Colby

Back to the Past but still great!

Would you consider the audio edition of After Worlds Collide to be better than the print version?

I never read the print version, but would consider it because the narrator was sort of droll. Of course he was perfect for the era in which the book was written, as these days narration is more dramatic, His voice reminds me of the old radio shows.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would of added more drama to the narration and details to certain findings and technical observations that were just glossed over.


What three words best describe Peter Ganim’s voice?

very 'old school'


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I enjoyed it and couldn't put it down, it was read in the space of two days. Very original, and I read a lot of Apocalypse books. I loved the descriptions of the new world cities, they were very inventive. I rolled my eyes over the romance which was SO 1930s'! All they needed was wind blowing and melancholy music with the sound of tears dripping and you'd have a movie instead of a book.

I would of made the story five stars if the narrator could of drawn me in more into the story.


Any additional comments?

I think that younger people might find this book sexist but that was just the way things were back then, sexism was probably not intended it was just the way the majority thought and talked. Masculinity and feminism to sometimes nauseous extremes were regarded as the norm,

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- Janet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-31-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios