Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge : Birthright (Resnick)

  • by Mike Resnick
  • Narrated by Mike Resnick, Jonathan Davis
  • Series: Birthright (Resnick)
  • 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Thousands of years after mankind has become extinct, a party of alien archaeologists try to learn the mysteries of mankind as they excavate in a gorge on Earth. This Hugo and Nebula Award winning novella by Mike Resnick is a gripping exploration of human origins and motivations.

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What the Critics Say



Nebula Award, Best Novella, 1994



Hugo Award, Best Novella, 1995

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Customer Reviews

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Are we really like this??

I was hooked - listened to it all in one go (with the odd cup of tea) because I just had to know what all the 'views' were and what the 'conclusion' would be - and the book certainly didn't disappoint. Quite depressing in a way as the story portrays humans as being incredibly bellicose and permanently on a course to 'self destruct'. Made me think 'Is this an accurate social commentary? Are we really that bad?'. Maybe we are. So, a very interesting listen and thought provoking too. Well worth it.
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- Sharon

Most enjoyable

I listened to this within minutes of purchasing it and was hooked from start to finish. With shades of 2001: A Space Odeseey and plenty to say on African oppression and the violence of man, this really was riveting.

I must admit I saw the ending coming a mile off, but it never the less brought the story full circle.

When it finished I simply commented, to no one in particular, 'good stuff!'
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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios