Blue Ink: A Short Story

  • by Nancy Fulda
  • Narrated by J. R. Mangels
  • 0 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Six-year-old Jason doesn't want to be cloned, even if his parents think it's a good financial investment. Concerned that his second self may not be happy, he secretly plans to violate the rules of his society...with unexpected results.
This story is included in the collection Dead Men Don't Cry: 11 Stories by Nancy Fulda.


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Customer Reviews

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Great little read!

Would you listen to Blue Ink: A Short Story again? Why?

Yes. It is a very interesting story with a bit of a twist. I would listen again to catch hints that I may have missed in the first read through.

What other book might you compare Blue Ink: A Short Story to and why?

It definitely has a great bit of drama to it, not sure I can think of any other short story to compare it to. It has elements of Sci-Fi and Dystopian genres.

What does J. R. Mangels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He has a great pace and a very soothing tone. It is all from the little boy's POV but it never comes across as childish in his read. He brings the character to life in a way that makes him feel wise beyond his years. Terrific pace in the read really keeps the story moving along.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is definitely a one sitting listen because of the length and the content. I really wanted to know what was happening. I would love to see it expanded and turn into a novella. There are a lot of places the author could still take the story.

Any additional comments?

Loved the twist at the end. It really sold the whole story and made me hungry to know what comes next!

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- K. April Holgate

Awh, with a weird twist.

Blue Ink: A short story by Nancy Fulda narrated by J.R Mangels
A short story with heart.
This short story on audible was a surprise. I did not know how well a short story would do on audible so when I started with this 20 min listen I was surprised at how well the short story is fitted to audible.
The story, of a boy who wants to make sure his clone is happy is far deeper than I expected from such a short short. It's implication on our world view etc is quite something and the author and the narrator made every offer to make the story come to life.

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- Wanda "Wandah Panda"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-25-2013
  • Publisher: Nancy Fulda