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The City at World's End

Gelesen von Mark Nelson

(4,484 Sterne; 3633 Bewertungen)

A surprise nuclear war may cause the End of the World, but not the way anyone could have imagined. A classic science fiction tale from Galaxy Magazine. (Summary by Mark Nelson) (7 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 - cataclysm

23:56

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Chapter 02 - the incredible

17:24

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Chapter 03 - dying planet

13:40

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Chapter 04 - dead city

20:58

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Chapter 05 - in the red dawn

15:51

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Chapter 06 - caravan into tomorrow

15:20

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Chapter 07 - under the dome

22:44

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Chapter 08 - Middletown calling!

17:17

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Chapter 09 - out of the silence

19:49

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Chapter 10 - from the stars

24:57

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Chapter 11 - revelation

25:16

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Chapter 12 - crisis

28:34

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Chapter 13 - embattled city

20:05

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Chapter 14 - last appeal

20:34

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Chapter 15 - mission for Earth

19:39

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Chapter 16 - on Vega

25:19

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Chapter 17 - judgment of the stars

22:11

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Chapter 18 - fatefull return

22:29

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Chapter 19 - Middletown decides

19:59

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Chapter 20 - appointment with destiny

14:24

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Chapter 21 - waking world

15:59

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Bewertungen

(4 Sterne)

Satisfying read. An interesting conflict between the comfort of the tried and true and the curious eagerness to break new ground. One star less for its predictability. All the rating comments about the author having a sexist attitude are unfounded, given the time of writing and his portrayal of the strong female character in the story. On the contrary, this literary work evokes thinking of gender issues.

This is a FANTASTIC story!

(5 Sterne)

Wow! Well written and well narrated. I am surprised that I have never heard of it before. I listened to it during the Covid-19 pandemic, and found it very relatable. This is a great story for all ages, male and female. Has this been made into a movie? If not, someone should jump on that! There are great characters in this! ENJOY😊

great!

(5 Sterne)

great book! excellent reading. previous reviewer that complained about sexism i think is perpetually offended and unable to be happy. this was a great story for it's day and age. parts of it dragged a little and were a bit expected. but, overall I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

(4 Sterne)

Mark Nelson delivers a great reading as usual. While the story by itself is interesting and original, I didn’t find it especially captivating. The premise of the story seems at times a little silly and the ending was just OK. Luckily the narrator does a great job of keeping alive the interest of the reader.

(5 Sterne)

What a delightful surprise. Sci fi authors must possess magnificent, unencumbered, imaginations. The novel to me was interesting, light hearted and wholesome. I really appreciated the absence of gore, violence and explicit sex. I was hooked from the start. Kudos to the volunteer who was perfectly suited.

A good first Sci-fi

(3 Sterne)

Honestly, wishing it was more realistic, it felt too much like some kinda space drama and less real. Half way through the book (spoiler) they meet a "kooky crew of unforgettable characters" that were quite forgettable. Their personalities replaceable with any other "crew." it felt at that point like it was attempting to be a Disney channel movie with all of the terrible live props the book could muster. Lost interest after I got to the part with the woman who runs the ship near the end and she was basically a second love interest which was not interesting at all. there is also the quote unquote twist ending. overall mediocre but you'd enjoy it if you're starting your Trek into sci-fi books.

1950s Sci-Fi

(3 Sterne)

The story starts out as something of a survivalist story and then turns into a space drama half-way through. If you are starting out in both of those genres, you should like this. The characters aren’t especially memorable and are somewhat trope-y, even for the time. It was a pleasure to listen to though. I don’t think anyone will be surprised that it was written in the 1950, with how often the main character had restrained himself from shaking or slapping a weak-willed character—man or woman.

Classic, in good ways and bad

(3 Sterne)

First, the narration is excellent. my issues are about the book's text. Written 8n 1951 it's impressive how well it foreshadows the best sci-fi in the subsequent 70 years unfortunately, the author's misogyny is grating to my 2021 sensibility. All the women, including the alien women of a million years in the future, are frail creatures. They need men to lead them Otherwise, an 8nterest8ng book