Summary

In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers.
©1986, 2010 George R.R. Martin (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 08-01-12

A Super Effort

Listening to this great little anthology I have read in my early 20's. I am glad at last these books are finally being audiobooked.

I found Luke Daniels vocal talents gave each character a voice of their own, male and female.

The new additional stories added a little extra to a great series of stories. Roll on getting the audiobooks for the other novels in the series.

(I can hope the next anthology series from my youth they audiobook would be the Thieves World Anthology. I can dream).

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4 out of 5 stars
By P. J. Williams on 26-02-12

Loved these as a series

Good adaptation of the original stories, well read and well paced - the narrator captures the "feel" of the stories very well.

Hope more of the series are to follow (already purchased the 2nd)

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joseph Rispoli Jr on 15-11-11

A True Classic!

Remembering back to the 80s and what a splash this series made, I had to give the audio treatment a try. Very well done presentation with a large variety of unique character voices.
The story itself is a classic, treating the impact of superhuman (and non-human) characters on the 'real' world. If you aren't familiar with this series, but enjoyed the TV series Heroes, give this a try!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sue on 11-02-16

Some Power House Writing

Where does Wild Cards I rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It would be near the top in terms of anthology. For most of the book, it blended the stories well and managed to link them in a well structured fashion.

Would you recommend Wild Cards I to your friends? Why or why not?

To some, the book, on a whole is a wonderful collection fit for a PG-13 audience. But there are excpetions, two stories in particular have dark sexual bent that is out of sync with the rest of the book and can be skipped over with little loss

Which scene was your favorite?

Possibly the Melinda Snodgrass tale of the Blythe, it shares a sense of intimacy with the characters that is different in style from much of the book, but dives deeply into the character of Blythe and Dr. Tachyon in ways seldom achieved in the book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

These are the stories of your Heroes.

Any additional comments?

The book's first third is the absolute height of storytelling, it never truly gets bad, but this is short fiction writing at its best. The civil rights elements are well done, and were the story "Strings" to lose the focus on the violent sexual abuse, it would be a bright light into the understanding of the characters, as written the concept was a disturbing distraction from an otherwise intriguing tale.

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