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The essay is part story and part narrative, but is wholly harrowing and quite compelling.
Matt got 3rd-generation Alaskan and talk show host Michael Dukes, who has a great voice, to read the essay.
Download on Backwoods Engineer in case the audio player above doesn't work:
Alas,BraveNewBabylon-Matt Bracken(MichaelDukes).mp3 58MB (1:02:00)
I shared the file so that others may have a chance to listen to it and perhaps we might avoid what Bracken predicts here. I am not posting the file to infringe anyone's copyrights.
P.S., remember that this essay is part of The Bracken Anthology, which is free for the Kindle (and can be read on your browser) this week.