- The Last Conversation
- Paul Tremblay
- September 17, 2019
- Steven Strait
The Forward Collection is something I discovered in late 2019 or early 2020 when I first started listening to more Audiobooks. It’s a 6 book series written by 6 different authors about possible futures, curated by Blake Crouch.
The description for this story is a perfect example of why I dislike reading summaries before reading a book. It manages to give crucial plot details (kinda hard not to, with a story this short), and it misleads you. The voice in the darkness never once denies or implies that they don’t want to know who they are. the entire story is about remembering.
This is a difficult story to talk about without spoilers. I’m glad I’d forgotten what the plot was, as I found I enjoyed the revelation more for it. It doesn’t take long for the story to give you enough info to guess the ending, but I found the ending no less impactful for it. It reminds me a lot of the movie Source Code and raises the question; What does it mean to be human?
As with any Forward Collection story, I recommend it and I found the narrator to be excellent.