Greenfields

  • by William Graham
  • Narrated by Michael Gilboe
  • 1 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in the future, in the fictional land of Aradmore, this audiobook chronicles the struggles of James, Helena, and their family. After a climate disaster, society is now run by a group of corporate leaders called the Titans, who live in gleaming cities while ordinary workers, like James and Helena, are forced to live on reservations. All laws are made by - and all privileges are held by - the Titans.
Residents of the reservation struggle to survive. Citizens are not allowed to live past the age of 75. James and Helena decide they must break away. They leave on a trek to the district of Greenfields, where they can start their lives over again.
Greenfields is the thrilling story of how one family fights to overcome social injustice.

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What a Great Premise!

I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this short little novella! The world created here is both interesting and a bit grim but also offers a a glimmer of hope for a better life. I'm not sure the narration was the best it could be. Others here mentioned the same thing - descriptive narration was good and easy to listen to but the dialogue seemed stilted and stiff. I think both the way the dialogue was written and the narration of it were poor at times but better narration could have made the dialogue more realistic.

This novella created a world that could definitely develop into a much larger, more detailed novel, and I'd love to read that one too!


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- Cynthia

Absolute power corupts absolutely...

I love that William Graham book start with a short chapter that tells you about the world the story is based in. Getting this information upfront lets you launch right into the story and when the story is short this is a big bonus.

The world in this story is pretty much a lesson in what happens when people let power go to their heads, some of the decisions made are mind-boggling.

But it's not all doom and gloom, James and Helena are not content to live their lives being repressed and set out to change their circumstances. Their inner strength and determination show what can be achieved when you're not prepared to accept failure.

It's a really interesting little book.

I'm a bit on the fence with the narration, it was OK, it didn't detract from the book, but I found the character voices a bit stilted at times. Perhaps this was intentional on Michael's behalf and is supposed to show snobbery but I found it a bit off-putting.

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- Claire "I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-18-2015
  • Publisher: William Graham