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Published October 24th 2018 by Audible Studios

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Sean Benson I have had a few thoughts but thinking further on the final episode - which I'm going to listen to again to confirm - I think Kruger is trying to crea…moreI have had a few thoughts but thinking further on the final episode - which I'm going to listen to again to confirm - I think Kruger is trying to create a human hivemind ala Cybermen from Dr Who. And he took himself out of the picture, putting himself as part of the hivemind, when it looked like he was going to be revealed.
But he was only choosing certain people to be part of it. The "real" people. Creating a new society.(less)
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Jennifer *Last Book on the Left*
This was exactly what I was expecting from Alan Resnick and Wham City Comedy. I loved it! No it doesn't make sense all the time, but they expect you to look deeper, and I'm sure more information will be found hidden in the story or audio. Check out "This House Has People In It" and "Unedited Footage of a Bear" from Adult Swim on YouTube to get an idea of what Wham City Comedy and Resnick like to produce. They are weird and confusing and there are so many things hidden in the videos! They require ...more
FabulousRaye
Jan 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, audio-book
I don't know what the hell is going on here. ...more
Lynn Poppe
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Well, there's two hours of my life I'll never get back. I have no idea where or what the plot is in this story. And I think (hard to know for sure) that it is told out of sequence. I'd say hard pass on this listen.  ...more
Stacy GeekRemixALot
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
This Audible freebie was... ok. The performances are solid, conceptually this was a neat idea, and I wasn't as perturbed by the non-linear nature as some other reviewers seemed to be, but it still left me with a lot of questions.

I liked that it was trying something different, but some of the skipping around and the fact that it sort of abruptly ends without answering any of your questions just left me feeling like it could have been resolved a little more. Could have been more satisfying and I t
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LaShawn
Jul 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is another free book I received from Audible, and like the last, is so bad that I want to return it. Or destroy it.
However at least the last book had a plot and story. This book does not.
The audio production is excellent, however it is performed in a way that leaves the reader feeling as though they are listening to a TV show. There is no one telling a story, just voices acting it out with sound effects. It doesn't work in this case, because there is no story to follow. It's disjointed an
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Sciammi
Mar 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
The performances are great but the story is unclear. Putting non-linear storylines work when you have time to absorb details but I walked away not feeling like I understood the basic story line. I also thought that the torture scene was gratuitous. It asks large questions but I feel like Ghost in the Shell does a WAAAAAAAAAAAAY better job.

Avoid the audiobook. Choose another sci-fi. I hope that Audible does better
Sean Benson
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is like an episode of Black Mirror - Technology and how it can go wrong when humans use it - crossed with Welcome to Nightvale.

I was following it and thought I knew what was going on, but then that last episode.
That last episode messed me up.
I'll need to listen again but after I mentally fortify myself.
Though thinking over it I think I'm figuring it out. Will listen again to confirm.
...more
Matt
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Like many other reviewers, I thought I had a handle on the plot until the end. The story bounced forwards and backwards in time and slid across characters, but it kept me engaged and often laughing. I loved the conversations between Jay and C.A.R.

There seems to be a lot hidden in there, and I'm interested enough to poke around online and figure out what I missed.
...more
Emmalee
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I stayed up till 2:30am to finish this audiobook and I have to say, it was amazing! I went into this knowing after finishing it, I was going to need a few more listens. I’m left confused and feel like I need to do some deep diving. Now I can watch Nightmind’s video and maybe get some good theories. I will definitely be listening again soon. I feel I missed a whole bunch of important details.
Karli
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NightMind for alerting me to this story. And thank you for creating a video that helps me figure out what the hell I just experienced.

So many layers, amazing, weird & a mindfuck. Would recommend exploring further after reading. 😄
Hailey
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is what I've come to expect from Wham City Comedy. Something I have no hope of truly understanding on the first run-through. Honestly, this was very enjoyable. The moments of absurd comedy sprinkled with some social satire is what I keep coming back for. ...more
Eric
Feb 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audible, sci-fi, fiction
I appreciate the effort and the attempted use of the medium to create an immerse near-future quasi-sci-fi story about social media and AI, but did not enjoy the result.
Noah Graham
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Still trying to figure out what I just heard
John Titgemeyer
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not sure what I just listened to.
Sandy
Aug 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
I couldn't even finish this one. Two in a row audible freebies that were 1 stars. ...more
Steve
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like a Wham City video that's 3 hours long.
AFTER you read the book, and you're confused.. Night Mind has a great breakdown.
https://youtu.be/7QJrsFJEEvY
Enjoy
...more
Blair Hodgkinson
I thought I had a handle on this non-linear narrative, but it really did not make a lot of sense to me.
Adam Bacchus
May 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great sense of humor.

Also, it is an incredible construction. I have never listened to or read a story that was a... shape.

I know that sounds like nonsensical pot talk, but if you pay attention and think instead of leaving this on in the background, the author paints a shape (the only one mentioned in the story) with a narrative.

What even is this?

It is a completely different method of constructing a story. A new starting point or objective for an author. The picture is painted by being closer
...more
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Alice
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
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Shawn
Jan 07, 2021 rated it did not like it
just...no. It's not that I'm too stupid to get it, or that its just super deep, its just simply too jumbled and confusing. Too much work to understand. If I want a puzzle that I have to work out, I'll get an actual puzzle. I know what it was trying to accomplish, it just misses the mark...all the way...the whole mark. ...more
Rob Chipman
While I enjoyed the narrators and I think the cast did an excellent job, I have no idea what actually happened in the story. It appears to be told out of order and is very difficult to follow. I enjoyed the parts with Detective 7 and some of the parts where Jay is interacting with CAR, most of the rest on the interactions in the book didn't make very much sense. ...more
Amanda
Audible Original November 2019;

I'm still super torn on whether I really like this, or I'm really disappointed with the sudden snap no-ending. I loved the narration work, and the cut slashes between tapes and radio programs and the gumshoe. I just wish more had pulled it together at the end.
...more
margo ♡
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
(3.5) if you’re a fan of other works by Wham City, you’ll really enjoy it! if you aren’t familiar, or aren’t a fan, this may not be for you.

now, it’s time to dissect what the honk just happened
David Allatt
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Meh! Not as bad as some made it out to be but not a super book. Glad it was free.
Lillium Deviurge
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars
Manoj Mahalingam
Oct 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
Just terrible
Carl Knecht
rated it did not like it
Apr 11, 2021
Jordan
rated it it was ok
Dec 18, 2020
Cindy
rated it liked it
Aug 13, 2019
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