The Beam
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(4.3 based on 81 ratings)
  • 1
    The Beam: Season 1 | Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant

    The Beam: Season 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller, Tara Sands, Ralph Lister, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    The world's old political borders have dissolved. The NAU is civilization's carcass, a nation ruled by two political parties: Enterprise, the sink-or-swim party where each party member has no one else to blame for their starvation or astronomical wealth; and Directorate, whose members have a guaranteed safety net but can never rise above their station.

    I enjoyed this

    It took a little while before I started to enjoy this book, but once I had my bearings I really enjoyed it. The story groups characters into four stra..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 March 2015 by redfeend ()
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    The Beam: Season 2 | Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant

    The Beam: Season 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant
    • Narrated By Rachel Fulginiti, Julia Whelan, R.C. Bray, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Two weeks after the end of The Beam's first groundbreaking season, one thing is abundantly clear: the more the world changes, the harder those in power work behind the curtain to keep it all the same. With Shift, the NAU's national election, now just days away, the country's political parties fight even harder to win the citizen's minds-minds that are almost all permanently connected to The Beam, addicted to connectivity more deeply than any drug. Only those with the courage to think for themselves can work to change what seems like a certain future.

    Inventive and immersive

    Draws you in and holds your attention. We'll thought out and convincing. The only bad bit was the sudden ending leaving you wanting more

    Reviewed on 01 April 2015 by T. JONES (UK)