• Interview for the End of the World

  • A Children of Titan Universe Short Story
  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 50 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (204 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The apocalypse is coming. There's only one way off Earth. 

When a small-moon-sized asteroid is discovered hurtling toward Earth, billionaire scientist Darien Trass must deal with the hardships of finding the select few who will join him on his voyage to escape the apocalypse and rekindle civilization on another world. 

From the USA Today best-selling author of the Circuit Saga comes this Nebula Award-nominated short story set in his Children of Titan Universe. If you found yourself curious about how the Ringers first came to settle Titan, you won't want to miss this!  

©2017 Sci-Fi Bridge (P)2019 Tantor

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Endless talented author

What a wonderful story depicting the background story of the man and his attitude that started this story in reference to the Circuit series that follows.
I enjoyed every minute of it and plan on listening to it again.
Thank you Rhett for your endless talent.

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After having had listened to this short but powerful story a second time, it occurred to me that I needed to remind everyone I could just how brilliant and insightful Rhett Bruno is.

It’s really a shame he elected to be an author instead of a scientist or a leading edge surgeon/doctor or even a politician who could speak common sense to so many politicians that have none, zero.

This story was of a man who struggled with his conscience, with every decision, with every life n his hands. In the end he decided to join the masses, the ones who would eventually suffer from his conscientious decisions.

Does that sound familiar?
Isn’t that what our president should do? Isn’t that what every elected official should do, instead of vying for power and riches?

I mean how rich is enough?
There’s a time when there’s a job to do. For the people, for the constituents.
Being elected to office isn’t a “whew, I got here, now let’s have some fun!” ticket.

Sacrifice is what it takes, just like Mr. Darien Trass sacrificed himself.
I’m not saying throw yourself on your sword, just do the job you were meant to.
President
Congress
House
Senate
It’s not too late!

I apologize Mr. Bruno if I’m reading more into your story than you intended, just like I did long ago with “The Roach”, but whether you intend to consciously or not, you write strong messages.

To everyone else, this is a very short story that reads really long.
Please read it. Read it more than once like I was able too.

Thank you Mr. Bruno for being one of few authors that I know of that are capable of just about anything.

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Left wanting more

I have listened to 2 other Books in this series and could not pass on this short.

Now I have to see if there are more from the beginning to listen too.

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I just can't get enough of this series

as usual everything with the series is great. I want more drive me crazy 50 minutes. LOL. I have everything pre-ordered that's coming up in the series but this is definitely something that everyone interested in the series so far should be listening to.

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Unnecessary

I'm not sure why the author wrote this story. It really doesn't contribute anything to the series. And then to change narrators doesn't make any sense either. While the narrator of the series is not my favorite, but, hes better than this one.

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The beginning of a book, not a short story

I wouldn't count it as a short story since it sounds like two chapters in a larger work. The cover art is very nicely done. Greg Tremblay did an excellent job performing this excessively short story.

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Wow

Talk about short, sweet, and to the point. Mr. Bruno delivers a swift and hard punch straight into the feels with this one. What a great glimpse into one of the pivotal "off-screen" moments of the Titanborn Universe.

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My favorite short in the series!

This was my favorite short story in this series. It's also a very sad story. Interview for the End of the World is the story of Darien Trass and the difficult choices he had to make in selecting only 3000 people to board his ship for Titan before the Earth is struck by an asteroid. He is left with the ultimate choice of who lives or most likely dies. Great addition to this series! Sadly, I prejudged this book because it had a different narrator. Greg Tremblay did not disappoint. He was the perfect voice for Mr Trass.

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Were"The Circuit" Chocolate Cake this is a Brownie

A planet killer approaches, it's 16 5 million years ago all over again, then it was the end of the dinosaurs. This asteroid will end humanity and an age of mamals. The time is a century or more from now, a powerfull world Corporation extends itself in building a great ship in the desert a colony ship for escaping a doomed world. Earth, a Selected Few of humanity's billions have a chance at a colony under a Saturn moon. If it can be managed 3,000 of the youngest the heartiest, the most useful will give a go at humanity a future; all others are doomed. Will this ship escape our world as it tears itself apart in fear?
A good listen, this is a very good telling of a strong story.

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Decent

Somewhat predictable, but nevertheless a good short read. It led me to seek out the rest of the series.

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Things that make you go hmm

How would you navigate Armageddon? Hopefully with honor and thoughtful deliberation of who to save.
It’s a rather deep tidbit to flesh out the series and functions best if you think of this as the series prologue.

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look before you leap

bought without looking, different narrator (very good)and very short, not worth a credit, should be in the plus catalogue really, although I enjoyed it

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