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  • The Long Earth

  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some said mad, others dangerous - scientist when she finds a curious gadget: a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a potato. It is the prototype of a life-changing invention....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reminds me what we are go to miss

  • By Graham Butterworth on 17-05-2015

Dull and lacking in

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

It has an interesting concept but sorely lacks in story development and characters arcs. As a Sci-fi fan and a Pratchett lover I was looking forward to listening to this on my commute but I certainly did not find much of Terry Pratchett's humor in the narrative. the story basically seems to be a long tail of what-ifs on the possibilities of evolution and probability but little is done to carry most of thes eexotic descriptions to life. the sudden ending left me looking for the refund option rather than the link to the next in the series.