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Gleanings by Neal Shusterman
Narrator: Greg Tremblay, Neal Shusterman, Megan Tusing, Nicky Endres, Jarrod Shusterman, Fiona Hardingham, Rachel Nalebuff
Series: Arc of the Scythe #3.5
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on November 8, 2022
Genres: Science Fiction Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 11 hours, 54 minutes
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There are still countless tales of the Scythedom to tell. Centuries passed between the Thunderhead cradling humanity and Scythe Goddard trying to turn it upside down. For years humans lived in a world without hunger, disease, or death with Scythes as the living instruments of population control.
Neal Shusterman—along with collaborators David Yoon, Jarrod Shusterman, Sofía Lapuente, Michael H. Payne, Michelle Knowlden, and Joelle Shusterman—returns to the world throughout the timeline of the Arc of a Scythe series. Discover secrets and histories of characters you’ve followed for three volumes and meet new heroes, new foes, and some figures in between.
I’ve really enjoyed the trilogy for the Arc of a Scythe series. It is necessary to read these books in order. I do think the most pleasure from these stories comes from knowing the characters from reading the trilogy already. There are many moral issues involved from immortality to artificial intelligence. I recommend this series highly.
I’m not going to go through the short stories as it is too easy to spoil shorter stories. It’s also harder for them to have impact if you haven’t read the rest of the series. I loved this anthology which is the size of a full book.
We get origin stories for some prominent characters in times before the series. There are further developments for some characters who were supporting characters in the series. And we get a better idea of what happens after the trilogy in some short stories about some characters in their futures.
If you love the series, you will love this set of stories for its additional development of the characters.
I have really enjoyed the voices by Greg Tremblay. He has been the mainstay for the series. Many new voices were added here for various stories. I like how that differentiated them. I was able to listen at my usual 1.5x speed.
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