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THE CLOCKWORK MAN

by | Read by Ralph Lister

Science Fiction • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1923

Being a stranger in a strange land is never a comforting experience. Narrator Ralph Lister's animated performance captures all the bewilderment associated with that circumstance in this curious tale about a half-man/half-machine from thousands of years in the future who suddenly appears in 1920s England. Lister's voice moves from the stuffy accents of the British aristocracy to the high-pitched squeak of the Clockwork Man's machinery as it starts malfunctioning, along with associated beeps, buzzes, and, on one occasion, growling. Lister goes after it all with gusto and conveys the deadpan humor with skill. Despite the silliness, the story leaves listeners thinking about how much humanity must be sacrificed to create the ultimate being. E.E. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Dreamscape • 2013

CD ISBN 9781624069086 $39.99 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781624069123 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781624069093 $32.99

 

Library Ed. • Dreamscape • 2013

DD ISBN 9781624069109 $49.99

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