- Narrated by: Becky Wright
- Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-05-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing Ltd
Anax is sure she has the answers. But she is about to discover that for all her learning, what she's been taught is not the whole story....
"A riveting story... we are immediately intrigued by Anax, her interest in history and motives for wanting to join the Academy... By the end, you will be completely hooked."(sfcrowsnest.co.uk)
"The rigorous narrative and crushing final twist bring a welcome freshness to a familiar setup."(Publishers' Weekly)
"The climax of the novel is not in the place you think, and the event you thought ends the story is really just the beginning... Beckett is every fiction fan�s ideal philosopher, the type of writer who entertains as much as he questions... Genesis is a must read."(tor.com)
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By kate on 25-08-15
Not your usual post apocolpse dystopian fiction
What did you like best about this story?
Well written and beautifully delivered. A story told, and a society built without understanding where it was going. Then the twist 15 mins before the end. Totally unexpected. And then the twists continued. Haunting.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Adam realises what's going on and what will happen, and then when Anax relises what's going on and what will happen.
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By Kelly on 22-08-12
What made the experience of listening to Genesis the most enjoyable?
The narration was, in my opinion, spot on! a wonderful performance! Very clever use of science fiction to explore sophsticated philosophical concepts. Had me smiling as every new twist was cleverly revealed. Really enjoyable.
What other book might you compare Genesis to and why?
I loved this as much as Brave New World and the philosophical themes, in a way, hark back to Huxley or Orwell (although I hesitate to put many Authors in that league).
Although, it could just as similarly be likeded to Planet of the Apes!
In any case Beckett has really intruiged me with his notion of what life really is, or isn't.
By Lee on 11-10-10
Both intriguing and tedious, with a big finish!
The story of Anax and her examination started off promising and the tension was palpable. The plot was interesting if not thrilling, but I found myself losing interest during the second hour. During the third hour, when one would think the plot would develop and heighten one's interest, I almost gave up after enduring dreary, if earnest, philosophical ranting delivered in a monotonous drone; I did, in fact, skip over some sections. The stunning ending was what saved me from feeling that I had wasted my time and caused me to reflect that perhaps there was a good reason for the ranting!