AUDIO

The Humans

7 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 8¼ hrs. Recorded Bks. 2013. ISBN 9781470394721. $92.75; 1 MP3-CD. library/retail eds.; digital download. F
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In Haig's (The Radleys) latest, Andrew Martin, a British mathematician with a messy home life has made a discovery that an alien race with an advanced culture wants to keep secret. One of the aliens is sent to Earth to assume Martin's identity and destroy his research. The alien is intent on his mission, especially after his encounters with humans and their violent, backward ways. But with the help of Emily Dickinson's poetry and some unexpected emotions, Faux-Andrew is transformed by his experience. Mark Meadows's bemused delivery makes for an enjoyable listen.
VERDICT Recommended.

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