Series: The Atopia Chronicles
on August 2nd 2012
Narrator: Amy McFadden, Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels, Mikael Naramore, Nick Podehl, Tanya Eby
Genres: Dystopian, Sci Fi
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
Dr. Patricia Killiam is rushing to help save the world from itself by giving everyone everything they’ve always wanted. The questions is, is she unwittingly saving the world only to cast it towards an even worse fate as humanity hurtles across the brink of forever.
What could be worse than letting billions die? In the future, be careful what you wish for.
The Atopia Chronicles are an exploration of the meaning love, life and the pursuit of happiness in a world teetering on the brink of post-humanism and eco-Armageddon.
Here we are in a bleak future where we are using all of our resources (big surprise) so some brilliant people come up with the idea of Atopia. A place where you can go and live how you want getting all of your pleasures fulfilled. And I do mean … all of them! But you have to be careful what you wish for!! With differing points of view for each story it is very easy to see and understand how the character of that story feels. I was immediately caught up in the storyline from book one and enjoyed most how Matthew Mather ends these. A bit evil!
Book one and two really caught me and I think there was a real moral lesson to be learned in them, as in this entire story, but those two stuck with me all the way through. It helps that every story starts at the same time and I got to see some of the characters that I’ve come to know. Each story gives a little more depth, and then a bit more so by the end I was able to see how they intertwined.
Even though this is called Atopia it had a huge feeling of dystopia as it went along. I was shocked at times and overall really enjoyed it. What is very interesting is that I could actually see this happening. Much like H.G. Wells was able to see into his future, I think Matthew Mather has a gift of seeing what our future could be like, but he can also see and helps us to see the manic choices people make and the consequences of those choices.
Brilliantly written, well done audio. The only two things that threw me a bit was that there are some redundancies since we are seeing stories from multiple people. Also, as the story gets closer to the end everything starts to spiral and it can be difficult to follow. Otherwise, brilliant!!
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