In this darkly comedic audio collection of futuristic stories, a dynamic trio of narrators brings diverse skills. The outlandish tales are written in an unnervingly realistic fashion, and the narrators provide an enticing combination of wit, verisimilitude, and empathy. Stefan Rudnicki’s somber rolling bass nicely offsets Kristoffer Tabori's raspy charm, which works to great effect in their collaboration on "They're Made Out of Meat." Janis Ian's robust tones and subtle delivery make her an excellent match for sinister and earnest characters alike, and she particularly shines in "Press Ann," especially as the sentient ATM. Alternating narrators from story to story helps to separate worlds, while frank tones and attention to detail keep listeners anchored to the bizarre and disturbing events. K.S.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2014]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483032030 $29.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-4830-3206-1 $16.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781483032054 $69.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781483032047 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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