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Stories of Your Life and Others

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ted Chiang

Narrated By: Todd McLaren, Abby Craden

Date: February 2014

Duration: 10 hours 25 minutes

Summary:

This new edition of Ted Chiang's masterful first collection, Stories of Your Life and Others, includes his first eight published stories. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers listeners the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar.

Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront sudden change-the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens-while striving to maintain some sense of normalcy. In the amazing and much-lauded title story (the basis for the 2016 movie Arrival), a grieving mother copes with divorce and the death of her daughter by drawing on her knowledge of alien languages and non-linear memory recollection. A clever pastiche of news reports and interviews chronicles a college's initiative to 'turn off' the human ability to recognize beauty in 'Liking What You See: A Documentary.' With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty and constant change, and also by beauty and wonder.

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  • Katie C.

    This is a really great collection of short stories. They are eye-opening and awe-inspiring. I tend not to enjoy short stories as much because they lack substance. They aren't long enough for any meaningfulness. I'm amazed that they are all written by the same author. Each story has it's own uniqueness and are completely original to the others. My favorite stories are Story of Your Life, Hell is the Absence of God, and Understand. The only I skipped/skimmed was Seventy-Two Letters.

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