New Lamps

  • by Robert Moore Williams
  • Narrated by Daniela Acitelli
  • 1 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Mars, the dust is yellow, and microscopically fine. With the result that it penetrates to the sensitive lung tissues of a human being, causing distress. Crossing the street toward the dive set into the towering wall of the cliff overhead, Jim Ronson sneezed violently. He wished fervidly that he might get another glimpse of what Robert Heinlein, two centuries before, had nostalgically called The Cool Green Hills of Earth, and again smell air that had no dust in it. Deep inside of him, a small voice whispered that he would be very lucky if he ever saw the green hills of Earth again.

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Entertaining short listen

Would you listen to New Lamps again? Why?

Sure, it's a good short story over breakfast


What was one of the most memorable moments of New Lamps?

At the end where Jen reveals her feelings


Which character – as performed by Daniela Acitelli – was your favorite?

ALL, Good articulation of the individual characters. The whole story was good as far as the feel of it


Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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- Amazon Customer

Decent short story but predictable. Reader awful.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was fairly enjoyable but lacked interesting twists. The plot was a bit predictable and the characters could have been better developed. Still it was like reading something from the 50's which can be fun. The worst part was the narrator. She was absolutely awful and took the whole audio book down.


Would you be willing to try another book from Robert Moore Williams? Why or why not?

Yes, but not read by the same woman.


What didn’t you like about Daniela Acitelli’s performance?

Drole & unimaginative. She lacks any real enthusiasm and reads like a 3rd grader.


Could you see New Lamps being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Not likely. Plot needs to be re-developed.


Any additional comments?

I would pay $5 or less for this audio. This book was given to me free courtesy of the author.

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- John F. Williams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-16-2016
  • Publisher: Spoken Realms