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Uller Uprising

Written by:
H. Beam Piper
Narrated by:
Various Readers

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2011
5 hours 9 minutes
Uller Uprising is the story of a confrontation between a human overlord and alien servants, with an ironic twist at the end. Like most of Piper's best work, Uller Uprising is modeled after an actual event in human history; in this case the Sepoy Mutiny (a Bengal uprising in British-held India brought about when rumors were spread to native soldiers that cartridges being issued by the British were coated with animal fat. The rebellion quickly spread throughout India and led to the massacre of the British Colony at Cawnpore.). Piper's novel is not a mere retelling of the Indian Mutiny, but rather an analysis of an historical event applied to a similar situation in the far future. (Summary from John F. Carr's introduction)
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Doc S.

This was a much lengthier and more composed work, by Piper. It is a quasi-allegorical tale, with respect to the 19th Century A.D. Sepoy uprising, in British India. Believe it or not, he does manage to pull it off, without being trite or patronising. The ensemble narration was slightly less accomplished, but only detracted from the story on a few occasions, usually by changes in pronunciation (between narrators), missteps in timing, and some random out of place intonations. Of the ensemble, Miss "Acacia Wood" would seem to be the most capable. She rendered her parts very nicely. I should like to hear her other work. Yes, she was that good. Well worth a listen.

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guy p

If you like recitals of how to fight a war, this is your book. But besides the fact the war is on a distant planet with 4-armed lizards, there is nothing scifi about it.

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