City of Endless Night


Read by Kate Follis

(4.8 stars; 52 reviews)

An example of early dystopian science fiction written shortly after World War I, "City of Endless Night" imagines a future with a very different ending to the Great War. Set in 2151 and in an underground Berlin, our protagonist is Lyman De Forrest, an American chemist who enters the city to discover the hidden truths of a forbidden metropolis. The subterranean world hosts a highly-regimented society of 300,000,000 sun-starved humans. As the first outsider to enter, he's horrified by what he finds, but will he accomplish his mission and escape the living tomb? - Summary by Kate Follis (9 hr 40 min)

Chapters

I -The Red and Black and Gold Struggle for Supremacy on the Changing Map of the… 11:35 Read by Kate Follis
II - I Explore the Potash Mines of Stassfurt and Find a Diary in a Dead Man's P… 37:20 Read by Kate Follis
III - In a Black Utopia the Blond Brood Breeds and Swarms 52:43 Read by Kate Follis
IV - I Go Pleasuring on the Level of Free Women and Drink Synthetic Beer 30:02 Read by Kate Follis
V - I am Drafted for Paternity and Make Extraordinary Petition to the Chief of … 30:54 Read by Kate Follis
V - I am Drafted for Paternity and Make Extraordinary Petition to the Chief of … 36:41 Read by Kate Follis
VI - In Which I Learn that Competition is Still the Life of the Oldest Trade in… 38:19 Read by Kate Follis
VI - In Which I Learn that Competition is Still the LIfe of the Oldest Trade in… 43:06 Read by Kate Follis
VII - The Sun Shines Upon a King and a Girl Reads of the Fall of Babylon 17:51 Read by Kate Follis
VIII - Finding Therein One Righteous Man, I Have Compassion on Berlin 46:27 Read by Kate Follis
IV - In Which I Salute the Statue of God, and a Psychic Expert Explores My Brai… 42:49 Read by Kate Follis
X - A Goddess Who is Suffering from Obesity, and a Brave Man Who is Afraid of t… 27:43 Read by Kate Follis
XI - In Which the Talking Delegate is Answered by the Royal Voice and I Learn t… 30:43 Read by Kate Follis
XII - The Divine Descendants of William the Great Give a Benefit for the Canine… 31:28 Read by Kate Follis
XII - The Divine Descendants of William the Great Give a Benefit for the Canine… 24:21 Read by Kate Follis
XIII - In Which a Woman Accuses Me of Murder and I Place a Ruby Necklace About … 25:19 Read by Kate Follis
XIV - The Black Spot is Erased from the Map of the World and There is Dancing i… 30:35 Read by Kate Follis
XIV - The Black Spot is Erased from the Map of the World and There is Dancing i… 22:34 Read by Kate Follis

Reviews

Far ahead of its time. Great Reader.


(5 stars)

A very interesting story with great insight. Almost predicted a very real future. The reader for me was brilliant. Really made the story come alive. Didn't falter once. Really enjoyed the effort she put into it. How another listener only gave her 3 out of 5 I'll never understand. Don't delay, download now.


(5 stars)

If someone could read this on Audible, that'd be great. I love the book and the reader, but I'm getting rather tired of "this is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain." This happens even in Librivox Pro. Anyway, PLEASE READ THIS ON AUDIBLE. ANYOOOOONE.

City of Endless Night


(5 stars)

2nd time around. Great read, unique and exciting theme touching on the human condition. Captivating human drama plot which runs incessantly till the satisfying conclusion. Recommended:)

awesome!


(5 stars)

very well read and just an awesome story. very cool. a little eery how close they came with some aspects of what Germany did in the following decades with eugenics etc

Glad I listened


(4.5 stars)

Very interesting story and analysis of a socialistic, society, the ending seemed like the author was tired of writing. very well read


(5 stars)

great story I loved it all. well read & so worth a listen


(4 stars)

4/5 fun story 3/5 acceptable reader