The Canadian rock band Rush has never shied away from pseudo-mythological trappings, and in this literary adaptation of their latest album sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson further pushes the envelope. The futuristic novel is centered in Albion, which is ruled by a benevolent Watchmaker, and features the questing protagonist Owen Hardy, who stumbles through a galaxy’s worth of weird science on his way to a philosophical conclusion. Anderson worked with Rush drummer and chief lyricist Neil Peart, whose austere reading is not the usual braying rock-star chest thumping but a very sober delivery that sounds more like an astrophysicist painstakingly laying out his latest postulate. This shouldn’t surprise fans of Rush, known as a “thinking man’s band.” J.S.H. 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2012]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781469228976 $14.99 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781469229621 $14.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2012
CD ISBN 9781469228952 $69.97 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781469228969 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
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