Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mort(e) by Robert Repino

Enormous ants mastermind a plot to rid the Earth of humans in this apocalyptic tale. All nonhuman animals become sentient. People's pets rise up against their former masters. Will nonhumans do better at civilization? 

I really enjoyed the Blackstone audiobook Mort(e) by Robert Repino [11 hrs 8 min]. It's perfectly narrated by Pinchot Bronson. (Remember Balki from Perfect Strangers?) Bronson has a versatile, animated delivery that mesmerized me.

Imagine a text-only mash-up of Duncan the Wonder Dog (Adam Hines), Ant Colony (Michael Deforge), Terra Formars (Yu Sasuga), Animal Farm (Orwell) and Cat Out of Hell (Lynn Truss). Whew! It's original, suspenseful, existential and thought-provoking.

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