Publication Date: November 11, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Narrated by: Steven Kaplan & Mary Ellen Cravens
Duration: 6 hours and 58 minutes
Imagine, it is 1996 you are about to turn your first computer for the first time and decide to hope into the information super speed highway with AOL. Once you have everything saddled down and you are officially in the World Wide Web you notice a strange link, a link to something named Facebook when you give it your e-mail and password it shows you a picture of you... but 20 years into the future, what would you do??
The Future of Us tells the story of Josh and Emma two kids in 1996 that mysteriously are able to use the internet and connect to Facebook and see what their futures will be like. This story is told by two wonderful narrators Steven Kaplan and Mary Ellen Cravens who in my humble opinion make a great interpretations of the characters, they both sound jovial, give out the right emotions when need be and make this story a lot of fun to hear.
This audio book is a wonderful example of what a well reading book, I mean it is Jay Asher guys! and the talented collaboration between narrators, a good producer and audio engineer can do. The hurt, the laughs and the confusion that the characters (Josh and Emma) felt over in the book was well translated into this audio book.
I am in love with the idea of two narrators, it was kind of silly hearing Josh voice Emma's thoughts and vice versa, but it was the best way to pain the picture of the things they go through, how they discover that little changes in the present can change people’s lives forever.
This book isn't only interesting (in any form you decide to enjoy it) because of the concept it starts whit, if you could look into your future, would you change it? It goes deeper than that, it helps you reflect about your life decision, the person that you are today and what that person might evolve to tomorrow.
I really recommend this audio book, if you've been looking for an audio book to start with and are in the market for something Jay Asher and a good flashback to the 90's than this is for you.