The Dying Earth
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    The Dying Earth | Jack Vance

    The Dying Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    The stories in The Dying Earth introduce dozens of seekers of wisom and beauty, lovely lost women, wizards of every shade of eccentricity with their runic amulets and spells. We meet the melancholy deodands, who feed on human flesh and the twk-men, who ride dragonflies and trade information for salt. There are monsters and demons. Each being is morally ambiguous: The evil are charming, the good are dangerous. All are at home.

    Great story and recording

    The audio and performance were good, and matched the text. My only complaint is that a few words are mispronounced, which is jarring given the text. n..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 September 2016 by Roy Cross ()
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    The Eyes of the Overworld | Jack Vance

    The Eyes of the Overworld

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    The Eyes of the Overworld is the first of Vance’s picaresque novels about the scoundrel Cugel. Here he is sent by a magician he has wronged to a distant unknown country to retrieve magical lenses that reveal the Overworld. Conniving to steal the lenses, he escapes and, goaded by a homesick monster magically attached to his liver, starts to find his way home to Almery. The journey takes him across trackless mountains, wastelands, and seas.

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    Rhialto the Marvellous | Jack Vance

    Rhialto the Marvellous

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jack Vance
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    In the interlocking Tales of the Dying Earth Vance explores the world at the end of time when sun is guttering. Light itself is different and Vance’s landscapes —described in language that is lyrical, seductive, and partly self-invented —are wild and surreal, full of opportunity and danger. On the Dying Earth, the rules of physics as we know them have been amended and replaced by magic. The laws of evolution have spun out creatures that are humanoid, hybrid, and often terrifying.

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