• A Different Alchemy

  • The Great De-evolution, Book 2
  • By: Chris Dietzel
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As the human population continues to decline, most people travel south to maintain a semblance of the life they know. Entire cities are abandoned. But following a senseless act of violence, one man travels north, toward forgotten lands. Is it possible for a loving husband and father, surrounded by reminders of mankind's impending extinction, to reclaim what he lost?

A Differeny Alchemy is the tale of a man realizing that people have their own pain and their own ways of dealing with it. It is the story of one man's loss mirroring an entire society's sorrow. It is also a lesson about the importance of forgiveness.

©2014 Chris Dietzel (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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This is an amazing book you listen to holy moly so good. I’m in love

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A different kind of 5 star book

No glaring shortcomings with the writing, world, characters or editing. My rating is for how different this is from any other story of loss and growth and acceptance. At the end my first thought was how strange the story was. Novelty deserves a review and 5 stars.

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I listened to three chapters. Not sure where the book was going other than doomsday scenario?

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A quiet truth about humanity said out loud

I see so much of humanities past and present in this story. There are hundreds of examples but the one I keep thinking about is how US citizens with disabilities were institutionalization as babies and lived their entire life in underfunded and unaccountable hospitals. parents were encouraged to give up their children, with Down Syndrome or other identified disability, after they were born by their doctor and society. Those babies grew up in institutions that treated them less than animals. Many would spend their lives naked, in their own waste, underfed, unloved and not provided with medical care. Parents who refused sending their children to these places were seen as foolish and needlessly sentimental. They weren't provided any public resources to help provide a regular life for their child. They weren't allowed to attend public schools. They weren't given the same opportunities as other children their age. people didn't see them as other people.
Humans, as a whole, are inhumane. Individually we can be amazing and loving but when in a group we seem to loose those qualities. I can see this story playing out in real life just as it did in this book. It leaves me heartbroken.

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The book was really bad.

This book get stuck on one sad man and his Almost sad son. Why this book is part of a series of books is one of the all time big questions.

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  • 08-12-16

very good story unusual story line

very good story about devolution and the end of mankind I'd like to read more books in the series

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