Last Year

  • von Robert Charles Wilson
  • Sprecher: Scott Brick
  • 11 Std. 21 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Two events made September first a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant.
In the near future of Robert Charles Wilson's Last Year, the technology exists to open doorways into the past - but not our past, not exactly. Each "past" is effectively an alternate world, identical to ours but only up to the date on which we access it. And a given "past" can be reached only once. After a passageway is open, it's the only road to that particular past; once closed, it can't be reopened.
A passageway has been opened to a version of late 19th-century Ohio. It's been in operation for most of a decade, but it's no secret on either side of time. A small city has grown up around it to entertain visitors from our time, and many locals earn a good living catering to them. But like all such operations, it has a shelf life; as the "natives" become more sophisticated, their version of the "past" grows less attractive as a destination.
Jesse Cullum is a native. And he knows the passageway will be closing soon. He's fallen in love with a woman from our time, and he means to follow her back - no matter whose secrets he has to expose in order to do it.


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Brilliante Idee langweilig umgesetzt

Interessante Grundidee, die Möglichkeit des Zeitreisens aus der Vergangenheit zu betrachten. Was anfangs noch humorvoll daherkommt - Besucher des 21. Jahrhunderts im Kulturclash mit den Menschen des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts - verheddert sich in eine moralische Diskussion über gesellschaftlichen Fortschritt und endet mit einem langweiligen Epilog. Die Handlung lässt einen Spannungsbogen vermissen und enttäuscht am Ende.
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- Sibylle

Great Idea and Setting. Plot ok.

Very good Reading from Scott Brick.
I really like his Style as he gives life to the Plot. The Plot itself is good but loses pace against the end.
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- Jürgen

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 06.12.2016
  • Verlag: Macmillan Audio