The End of Eternity (Unabridged)
by Isaac Asimov
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This stand-alone work is widely regarded as Asimov's best science-fiction novel. Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs. During one of his assignments, Harlan meets and falls in love with Noÿs Lambert, a woman who lives in real time and space. Then Harlan learns that Noÿs will cease to exist after the next Change, and he risks everything to sneak her into Eternity.
The reading (not the actual text itself) is awkward and robotic. Words are enunciated strangely and it's more than a little distracting. I could not listen to his stop and go reading style and I find it unfortunate because more than the 15 dollars I've wasted, the story was one I was entirely interested in hearing. Do yourself a favor, buy the book, don't waste your money on this garbage.
One of my favorites
This is one of my favorite books, and the narrator does a fine job. Go read it, you won't regret it.
It's like an automated voice--I'm not convinced that the narrator understands what he's reading. Maybe he's merely reading it phonetically? Either way, I could only stand the first hour and change...