Review of The Utopia Chronicles

October 18, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Review of The Utopia ChroniclesThe Utopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather
Series: Atopia Chronicles #3
Published by Brilliance Audio on 2017-04-25
Length: 7:32
Format: Audiobook
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three-half-stars

Robert Baxter once reveled in the intoxicating delights of Atopia—the man-made island where humans lose themselves in a world of boundless virtual realities. Now, Bob has returned to immerse himself in this mind-altering, consciousness-sharing refuge from the eroding Earth.

But something is very wrong. Bob feels a tidal wave of doom cresting above the pleasure dome that is Atopia. As alternate universes perish, the salvation of all he loves—and all that exists—rests with Bob alone. To save the future, he must journey to the farthest edge of the past, where existence itself began and Atopia’s deepest secrets may lie. Yet even the knowledge Bob ultimately gains may not be a match for an enemy as powerful as a god, and as all-consuming as death . . .

This final conclusion of the Atopia series sees Robert Baxter existing and crossing between multiverses while trying to stop an evil that is destroying entire universes. The scope here is obviously quite large, covering universes and time. Bob works to solve the mystery of “the destroyer” and save the Atopia he once knew. There is a lot of time and universe jumping, lots of philosophical wanderings, and many questions about good vs. evil, humanity vs artificial, etc. The story was quite entertaining and the plot kept on a good pace. On the negative side, often times things were a bit confusing and not well explained, and the author decided to take a very anti-Christian stance throughout the book which probably wasn’t necessary. For these reasons, I give it a 3.5. For the audiobook, the narrator did a super job without any missteps.

three-half-stars
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