Wastelands

  • by John Joseph Adams
  • Narrated by Susan Hanfield, J. Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Harlan Ellison, Hillary Huber, Arthur Morey, Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence - the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon - these are our guides through the Wastelands.
From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior, from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: The nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.
Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today's most renowned authors of speculative fiction - including George R. R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King - Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders.
Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre's core.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Collections are hit and miss.

The book had some real awesome shorts and some real duds. I was torn on ★ rating. overall it was so up and down I couldn't hate it nor love it. Narration was also all over. I would say don't waste a copy edit and if you can buy for less than a 5 spot.
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- Kindle Customer

shouldn't have bothered

Would you try another book from John Joseph Adams and/or the narrators?

no I do not think I would try another book by this author


What could John Joseph Adams have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

written better stories,maybe that's a bit harsh they just weren't for me


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

the narrators were ok just poor stories


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

none that I can think of at the moment


Any additional comments?


not really maybe this kind of genre wasn't for me I like a story with background and an ending

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- Ian Lunnon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.