• by Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by Lou Gossett Jr.
  • 0 hrs and 46 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

In the near future, boxing has been outlawed and is performed by mechanical robots. The manager of a robot desperately in need of repair does the unthinkable to win a bout.


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Twilight Zone classic style

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This story is quick and true to the style of The Twilight Zone. It is hard to hear Lou Gossett Jr read this. It sounds like mumbling at times. I was glad that most of the time I listened in the house instead of in the car.

The story is sad and a bit creepy. I believe those are positive words for describing The Twilight Zone. HA!

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- Tina "I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel."

Yet another Twilight Zone classic done well!

Lou Gossett Jr. recreates the role of Steel perfectly. He punctuates an overall weary voice with moments of dogmatic optimism on a level that makes the listeners feel abject pity and embarrassment for his character. The radio play version captures each nuance of Matheson's original treatment. It shows a man who is desperately afraid of becoming useless and obsolete; so much so that he is willing to risk his very own life to prove that change is not always the best option.
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- Joseph A. Ardine "Audible is also a big plus for folks in my situation..."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.