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    Inhaltsangabe

    In this astounding book, David Eagleman entertains 40 fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love.

    These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.This audiobook assembles a stellar cast of readers who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Jack Davenport, Lisa Dwan, David Eagleman, Noel Fielding, Kerry Fox, Stephen Fry, Clarke Peters, Lemn Sissay and Harriet Walter.

    ©2009 David Eagleman (P)2010 Canongate Audiobooks

    Kritikerstimmen

    "You will not read a more dazzling book this year." (Stephen Fry)
    "SUM has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius." ( Observer)
    "This delightful, thought-provoking little collection...will haunt the reader long after the last page has been turned." (Alexander McCall Smith)
    "Elegant, surreal and philosophically questioning, each story from neuroscientist Eagleman offers an inventive, thought-provoking blend of science and romance." ( Metro)
    "SUM is terrific . . .The inventiveness, the clarity and wit of the prose and the calm air of moral understanding that pervades this book add up to something completely original." (Philip Pullman)
    "Read SUM and be amazed." ( Time)
    "Witty, bright, sharp, and unexpected - as surprising a book as I've read for years. Every story is a new Heaven." (Brian Eno)

    Das sagen andere Hörer zu Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

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    What amazing perspectives!

    Ms. Anderson comes last. A table of chapters would have been nice, so as to be able to relisten the stories.

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    For me it was a waste of time

    The audio quality was really disappointing, it seems like the different story teller use there own equipment at home. Most of the stories were just silly, for example an Afterlife where people sitting together in a room drinking English Tea and eat cookies and just wait. Or even a story where Shopping Center meeting in the Afterlife. Where were the 'Big questions' the author was speaking in the introduction?
    Maybe me expectations were to high, but I thought about something much more deep.

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    Leaves much to be desired

    Recordings were heterogeneous but ok. The problem was that the stories were very superficial. Some were short enough to be a single joke and those were the better ones. Some were wildly unbelievable yet offered no insight or deep truth. Some had good, if unoriginal ideas, but failed to develop them. It's short, so it's not a huge waste of time but it's not worth a whole credit.