From the very beginning of this classic science fiction novel by the late, great Jack Vance, narrator Kevin Kenerly sets a commanding tone of this visionary morality tale. Set in a vast city of the future, the intriguing plot animates a society of strictly stratified classes whose members work--not so much for money--but for the remote chance to become Amaranth, the highest level of achievement, whose members attain immortality. On audio for the first time, the novel illuminates thoughts on race and class in the unique way only science fiction can pull off, and Kenerly's naturally strong and charming voice is aided by his gift for wry engagement, his subtle yet enthusiastic steering of the story arc, and his effortless creation of both male and female characters. What makes this book special is how it reveals the universal truths of human nature, ending with a befitting twist. Kenerly is the perfect pilot for the ride. J.L. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504630047 $29.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-3001-6 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504630023 $55.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504630030 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504629980 multiple sources
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