The Egg Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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"You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me. And that’s when you met me."
A short story about the universe.
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|Listening Length||8 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||November 26, 2014|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #7,852 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#23 in Science Fiction Anthologies & Short Stories
#46 in Science Fiction Anthologies (Books)
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Not sure if there is some sort of underlying religious stuff hidden within, as I know nothing of religion other than some people hate it and others love it.
Where the magic lays is how every word spoke to my soul, or my spirit, or my subconscious, whatever you want to call it. It made me start asking questions about the meaning of life.
Beautifully written, thought provoking, Weir is a master of putting words together.
Even though it probably took you longer to read this then this story is long, and it definitely took me longer to write it. Do yourself a favor and give this one a listen. There will be the two of us dollars expense on an audio production in awhile.
R.C. Bray delivers every word seamlessly. While managing to differentiate the two characters. I love how you can throw any book at him and he will perform it like there is no other.
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It is very short but the concept it extremely thought provoking. Someone said it made them question life. I was already questioning life, the meaning of it when I read this. And I am not going to say that Aha! I found it here but I am going to say that it moved me and even warmed me in a way. I am fairly 'religious' but have been coming to think that religion is not what life has to be specifically about....there is a pathwaye that threads through existence that is found in all religions. Religion itself I feel is more of a particular discipline that perhaps (if we are lucky) helps us to find our way. Of course many focus on the way that religion divides us but rather at its essence it really serves to unify us....I don't think life is about religion. I think it is about what is left in common when we put all of that together and remain with the common core values...and maybe I am wrong or maybe I am a little bit (or a lot right). What is true is that this 'book' made me think of the inter-connectivity of it all, life I mean ( not religion).
What in 8 minutes you ask? Actually in less......without the audible intro and the ending publication info, it is actually closer to 7 minutes
So grab the book and light that fuse!
This is a really short story available free on-line, and also in audio form. I recommend it. It's rather hard to review though, without telling the whole story, because it is so short.
I'm not even remotely religious, so I have no skin in the game of who has the best religion; they're all clueless, and that's the joy of this story because it makes more sense than any of the other religions out there! Not that that makes it true. It's fiction after all.
The basic plot is that a guy dies and meets god, and gets an education as to how life and death really works! Of course, ultimately the story still makes no sense, but it's original and fun, and it's a quick easy read, so what's not to like?
I think those who reviewed this negatively either have a religious axe to grind or they're taking fiction way too seriously! It's just a story and a short one at that. I recommend it. Even if you hate it, you've lost only five minutes of your life and you have something new to think about to boot. If you don't like it, go ahead and write a parody of it and have some fun!