The Free Lunch
- Narrated by: Spider Robinson
- Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-01-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Mike and Annie, refugees from the world outside, find a home underground, behind the scenes of Dreamworld, a theme park where hope exists as it does nowhere else. But Dreamworld is threatened by a jealous competitor who kills what he can’t have. As if this were not trouble enough, the two discover that each day there are more of the “trolls” who maintain Dreamworld than there were the day before. As the trolls continue to multiply, they must discover why, or it could mean the end of Dreamworld -and the real world.
Knotted in conflict and turmoil, what was a wonderful, carefree place becomes a battleground on which Earth’s future is at stake. Only Mike and Annie, two unconventional heroes, can save it.
Spider Robinson, winner of three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award, is renowned for his Callahan’s Place series of bestselling novels. With his wife, Jeanne, he has also written the award-winning Stardance series.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Keith on 04-12-14
It was a decent book. Not great but not bad. I would say it wasn't one of spider's best. I liked the story and the characters but I had a hard time getting into it. By the end though it turned out to be better than it started.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Carol on 02-14-13
Would you listen to The Free Lunch again? Why?
Yes because I love anything Spider Robinson writes. He draws you into his stories. Annie and Mike come to the world's greatest fantasy world because they didn't fit into the real world. Why, because they were intelligent and insightful. So we learn about their stories and why Annie is called Mother Elf. Then comes the mystery - who are the extra trolls coming in, what is their purpose? Losts of twists, lessons to be learned. And at the end you want to hear more of how everyone fared - Annie, Mike and the Trolls. Will there be a follow up novel? I hope so.
Which character – as performed by Spider Robinson – was your favorite?
I didn't realize Spider was the narrator until the end - he did a great job. I think Annie was my favorite - always spot on and right to the point.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I want more!!!!!
3 of 11 people found this review helpful