David Harbour narrates a unique short story from Forward Collection, six mind-bending sci-fi works, each published separately. In this story, a husband and wife visit a high-tech fertility lab that can not only produce a couple's ideal child but also present projections of possible lives the child might lead. An introspective look at nature versus nurture and the meaning of free will follows. The story feels unfinished, but Harbour's lively narration makes for a performance that's difficult to stop listening to. The short length works well, and characters crackle with life as Harbour's gruff cadence and occasional spot of humor keep the story engaging. The work will stick with listeners, thanks to its compelling narration and intriguing "what-if" elements. J.M.M. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2019
DD ISBN $1.99
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