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The Girl in the Golden Atom

Gelesen von Richard Kilmer

(4,308 Sterne; 133 Bewertungen)

While examining a golden ring under a microscope, a chemist discovers a sub-atomic world. During his examination of this world he sees a beautiful young girl. After developing chemicals that will allow him to either shrink or grow larger in size, he and three friends journey to this small world. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) (10 hr 55 min)

Chapters

01 - A Universe in an Atom

18:49

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02 - Into the Ring

21:00

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03 - After Forty-eight Hours

21:54

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04 - Lylda

12:42

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05 - The World in the Ring

20:00

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06 - Strategy and Kisses

8:44

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07 - A Modern Gullliver

14:26

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08 - "I Must Go Back"

17:45

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09 - After Five Years

12:20

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10 - Testing the Drugs

19:32

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11 - The Escape of the Drug

12:59

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12 - The Start

20:19

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13 - Perilous Ways

12:51

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14 - Strange Experiences

11:45

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15 - The Valley of the Scratch

15:19

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16 - The Pit of Darkness

15:07

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17 - The Welcome of the Master

14:08

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18 - The Chemist and His Son

16:21

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19 - The City of Arite

15:06

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20 - The World of the Ring

21:58

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21 - A Life Worth Living

20:15

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22 - The Trial

19:24

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23 - Lylda's Plan

16:27

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24 - Lylda Acts

13:51

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25 - The Escape of Targo

18:59

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26 - The Abduction

16:11

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27 - Aura

19:15

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28 - The Attack on the Palace

15:05

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29 - On the Lake

11:42

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30 - Word Music

11:29

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31 - The Palace of Orlog

16:05

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32 - The Ant-hill Outraged

14:39

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33 - The Rescue of Loto

16:34

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34 - The Decision

11:21

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35 - Good-bye to Arite

14:33

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36 - The Fight in the Tunnels

14:35

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37 - A Combat of Titans

15:25

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38 - Lost in Size

23:07

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39 - A Modern Dinosaur

19:52

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40 - The Adventurers' Return

7:26

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41 - The First Christmas

15:59

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Bewertungen

Refutation of the Accusation of Misogyny, by a Woman and a Feminist

(4 Sterne)

Another reviewer said this book was misogynistic, which is incorrect and unfair. The author definitely has paternalistic views, and they could be termed sexist, but, in fairness, they are really quite progressive for his time. Although women in the atom have mostly traditional roles, they are also jurors, and king's counselors. More importantly Ray Cummings makes a clear stand with women, not just against rape, but against the way a woman is treated after being raped. He states that women who "cry" rape are invariably telling the truth, and he decries victim blaming, victim disbelieving, and victim discrediting. These are feminist attitudes from a man who respects women, not from a misogynist. Below are two excerpts from The Girl in the Golden Atom. Judge for yourself. 1. Utopian ideals - Ch 20: “Crimes against women ... are punishable by death ... in judging these crimes ... A slight chain of proven circumstances and the word of the woman is all that is required. ... Although they know that almost at their word a man will be put to death, practically never, I am convinced, is this power abused." 2. Disintegrating morays - Ch 23: "Crimes against women ... committed by those prominent, or in authority, go unpunished. Women's testimony is discredited, often by concerted lying on the part of men witnesses.” Thank you for reading, I had to set the record straight. By the by, the book is entertaining and enjoyable.

(4 Sterne)

if you can get past the impersonal way in which he regrets to the characters and v his overuse of certain words it's actually a pretty great story, to someone like me ("new" to the work of books) he does a great job of painting a nice picture of a story (the idea of which it's enough to grab anyone's imagination and take off with it) that is similar to something Edgar Rice Borroughs would write although in a slightly less eloquent fashion. Definitely glad i took this on in since I had exhausted all the ERB books on here.

Bravo from Borneo

(4 Sterne)

Cracking tale of adventure to a land existing at an atomic level. It must be remembered that this novel was written in 1922 and as such has a style and dialogue very much of the time. The narrator has the perfect cadence for this book. I appreciated how the author created such an unusual premise for a new world and was so creative in its description of the location and the culture and society of the people living there. Most engaging.

It is not mysognyistic enough

(4,5 Sterne)

As a white male, I realize men are naturally superior to females. I took a break from raping females to listen to this story. I was appalled to find the author allowed the female protagonist to express independent thought. Totally inappropriate. Females should only be depicted making sandwiches and running around hysterically whenever a mice enters the room. Females have no place inside of golden atoms. They should be in the beauty salon or kitchen

wonderful storytelling

(5 Sterne)

from a time when science was explained as best as it could, but with limitless possibilities! I thoroughly enjoyed it! And to the narrator, my hat off to you. Your voice could probably stop a charging rhino!

(4 Sterne)

Very similar to the short story `He Who Shrank ` from The Anthology of Science Fiction. The only other story I have read that follows this theme. Reader a bit mono tone, however the story was very much enjoyed!

(4,5 Sterne)

Good, interesting, good perspective. did not like the abrupt ending, i kind of wish they went back down into the atom and saw what happened without them..

Fantastic!

(5 Sterne)

Wonderful story from a time when reality wasn't so encroaching. Enjoyed from beginning to end and long for more like it. Imagination is a beautiful weapon!