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Logan’s Search

Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Series: Logan's Run, Book 3
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

Logan is running with the fate of the world in his hands.

Earth is free and at peace at last. But not the Earth on which Logan stands. For him a nightmare has just begun.

In the 23rd century on Parallel Earth, your 21st birthday is your Lastday. Parallel Earth is a dazzling paradise of artificial delight - of instant pleasure and infinite joy.

Here, in a terrifying computerized society controlled by ruthless police assassins, is the world that Logan once destroyed.

Now his fate is to live that horror once again.

©1980 William F. Nolan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Dreadful narration

The narration is dreadful. It sounds as if the same reader is narrating everyone including Jessica. I love Nolan’s books but really struggled to get through this.

Story is ok and ending is a bit of a damp squib.

In summary I’d read the book and forego this audio version. Sounds like it’s been badly put together in someone’s bedroom.

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Pretty bad

Not a good ending to the series was disappointing. The story was weak and the protagonists didn’t make any sense.

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An unnecessary 3rd book

I think the author was tripping when he came up with the idea for this book and should have stopped after book 2. It's not that the writing had suffered, more the premise for the story was just too out there for me to really get behind.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-11-18

What could have been.

I'm sure Nolan got many questions in his career about the society in which Logan's Run took place. It seems that Logan's Search was an opportunity for the author to explore that world a little more. It was fairly done.

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  • Jacob
  • 14-07-17

Amazing ending

I had no idea what you expect and thought I wasn't going to like until Logan was convicted and the story got much better. The ending was perfect. It sowed up most of the questions I had from the previous books and left me chuckling about the unanswered ones. Spot on narration! Bravo!

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  • Nick
  • 16-10-15

Carries on from Logan's world

What made the experience of listening to Logan’s Search the most enjoyable?

More of the Logan's Run story...

What did you like best about this story?

The strange/novel and inserting sci-fi worlds and experiences.

Which character – as performed by Oliver Wyman – was your favorite?

Logan of course, but I have a soft spot for jessica.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, right at the end but I won't spoil it for you.

Any additional comments?

You will enjoy this book :)

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  • I. Portscheller
  • 22-10-12

More to the Logan's Run story

This is book 2 of 3, which I'm reviewing as a set. I enjoyed the movie (and somewhat, the TV series), so I was drawn to the audiobook. I wouldn't consider Logan's run good writing, at all, but I found it entertaining, none-the-less. The characters are extremely shallow, the plot contrived, and there are serious flaws in the whole concept. Still, if you have good feelings about the movie, you'll find this series tolerable.

The first book in the series is the movie (with some differences). The second two books in the series continue the story. Book two is essentially a "return of Logan" that quickly breaks down into a haphazard search for his lost wife ending in a somewhat disappointing battle royal. Book three is an alternative reality 'cheat' to put a different twist on the first book.

The performance is not good. The reader talks very slow which tends to sap the energy out of the story. However, I found that my iPod allows me to increase the speed (x2) which made it very comfortable with minimal distortion in only a few spots. I would totally recommend you do the same. I find it hard to beleive that the producers couldn't do this for us!

All-in-all, if you are listening to the series for the sake of nostalgia, then you'll probably have a good time.

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  • Donald Bullard
  • 07-04-16

Logan's search for a story

Is there anything you would change about this book?

A tired retread. Contrived. Third time not a charm, closer to a curse. Maybe if instead of imaging a world of DS and a computer running everything, make it a world that entirely avoided the whole issue.

What could William F. Nolan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

After listening to the whole thing, I could see my inner fourteen year being semi satisfied. When I heard that the story was written in 1980, I gave it another pass. Ultimately, it's a bust. I got the feeling that "alternate" world new places didn't really care about the palm crystals. I barely cared the characters, except for some vague memories of when I was a child and enjoyed them. One other thing: "Logan felt angry" refrained a lot throughout the story, like a cliche that was a trigger for more tired story telling.

What three words best describe Oliver Wyman’s performance?

Consistent. Forced.Forgettable.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Never

Any additional comments?

Aliens were absurd.
Story was sloppy from beginning to end.
I was not expecting much, but this was really so poor, if I can keep another soul from listening I will have made the world a better place.

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