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  • The Punch Escrow

  • By: Tal M. Klein
  • Narrated by: Matthew Mercer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Joel Byram is an everyday 22nd century guy. He spends his days training artificial-intelligence engines to act more human, jamming out to 1980s new wave - an extremely obscure genre - and trying to salvage his deteriorating marriage. Joel is pretty much an everyday guy with everyday problems - until he's accidentally duplicated while teleporting. Now Joel must outsmart the shadowy organization that controls teleportation, outrun the religious sect out to destroy it, and find a way to get back to the woman he loves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narrator

  • By Anonymous User on 02-06-2018

Just awful

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Reviewed: 28-01-2018

Everything stereotypically wrong with science fiction is used to assemble this trash. It is just exposition briefly interrupted by plot. The characters, in their infinitesimal moments of characterization, are banal ciphers existing only so some cunt can world build in an incredibly infantile manner. It's the future and A.I's are children so you can just lie to them to achieve your ends... Thrilling. All three monotheisms united to form their own theocratic state? No; that's never going to happen. The only reason it gets a one is because I can't give it a zero.
And just to reiterate because it's important and would have informed my purchase, it is just unnatural exposition dumps provided by cardboard.

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