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WE'RE NOT DEAD YET
Adams is my favorite editor. He has a good sense of what I like, better than any other editor. I will admit there are a lot of losers in this for me. If you are not capable of skipping stories you know early on, your not going to like than stay away from this, or most anthologies. There were seven stories I liked a lot. Mathew Mathers had the best story in my opinion. There were also good entries from David Wellington, Hugh Howey, Ben H. Winters, Jack McDevit and Robin Wasserman. Four of the stories were okay and six stories that I skipped after figuring out early they were not for me. Some of the stories did not get me excited, but got me excited for the next entry in the series. Scott Sigler's story was okay, but sounds like it will get a lot better.
P.S. I know those of us who like anthologies are few, but I do hope that audible brings back the Science Fiction/Anthology category and that they keep it up to date this time. It would be so nice to be able to go to one place to find the anthologies I am interested in.
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Where does The End is Nigh rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is one of my favorite audio books, and I have listened to quite a few. I prefer short story anthologies and every single piece in this book was a new gem.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The End is Nigh?
I loved that so many of these stories came at the apocalypse premise from unusual directions. Every time the world is going to end in a different way, and the character viewpoints are also very different so each new story brings a different perspective. Sometimes the protagonists are likely to live, sometimes they don't make it to the last paragraph. As a reader, the uncertainty makes each story exciting.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
It was great to hear famous podcast voices such as Mur Lafferty, Tina Connolly, Kate Baker, Jack Kincaid, Norm Sherman and others who consistently deliver clear, evocative story narrations - these are artists at the top of their craft delivering excellently edited performances.
Any additional comments?
John Joseph Adams compiled a GREAT set of stories in this anthology. I can't wait for the next book in this series to be released!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
The first book in a trilogy of short series based around the apocalypse. This book concentrates on before the apocalypse (whatever it will be).
There were some really high calibre stories in this anthology. The following are all my 4 stars and above. Rarely do i get this many high ratings in an anthology.
“Heaven is a Place on Planet X” by Desirina Boskovich
“The Gods Will Not Be Chained” by Ken Liu
“Wedding Day” by Jake Kerr
“In the Air” by Hugh Howey
“Spores” by Seanan McGuire
“She’s Got a Ticket to Ride” by Jonathan Maberry
As always where will be some stories that do nothing for me. The following were all rated 1.
“Removal Order” by Tananarive Due
“Love Perverts” by Sarah Langan.
There were a couple of 2 stars as well, but the rest were inbetween.
The narration was generally of high calibre. There was 1 bad narration (Removal Order) and this could have impacted on my verdict for the 1 star.
Looking forward to the second book, which i will read/listen to nearer the release of the third book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This and its sister books are a complete triumph - I was concerned that I might not like the short story format but it works soooo well.
One or two of the books are a little weak but others are incredibly good and I think what works and doesn't will vary between readers but this series is definitely worth every penny.