Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic by Nick Carr

Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic

Listening length: 1 hour, 55 minutesA teenage genius with a big imagination, Wally just moved to Savannah, GA from Maine with his mom, who adopted Wally when he was an infant. In this charming and sweet solo show, Wally investigates a hiccup in the spacetime fabric of his neighborhood which is causing a number of strange events and occurrences. Part science fiction and part coming-of-age story, Wally Roux charts one boy's journey of self-discover...

Details Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic

TitleWally Roux, Quantum Mechanic
Release DateAug 1st, 2019
PublisherAudible Originals
GenreScience Fiction, Audiobook, Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews Wally Roux, Quantum Mechanic

  • Marianne
    Ok story read by a fabulous narrator.
  • Steve
    This is probably the BEST of the free monthly Audible Originals that have been offered since the program started.Fantastic coming-of-age story, fantastic writing, fantastic narration.Highly recommended. 5 solid-gold stars!
  • Chelsea
    This was an excellent short coming-of-age story that I wish had been longer. It was smart, funny, and engaging, with a wonderful narrator, William Jackson Harper (who plays Chidi in The Good Place!). I really need him to narrate more books.
  • Henry
    This Audible original is a quirky, funny (but hardly hilarious) story that is worth listening to. I listened to the entire story on my commute to and from work today. The best part was about trying to picture quantum physics: "Imagine an apple--close your eyes and and imagine an apple--but don't close your eyes if your driving; keep them open and imagine an apple."
  • Karissa
    This was a fun audiobook short story. It was a quick listen that I enjoyed. I got it free as an Audible Original. This is done as a life performance audiobook, I am still not a fan of these. While this book only had one narrator, it had a variety of sound effects in the background that were distracting and I could have done without that.Wally Roux is a boy genius who is finding quantum anomalies around his town. He is able to repair these anomali...
  • Jay DeMoir
    I love reading stories about brilliant African American boys/men! This was an enjoyable quick read. Wish it was longer and could've gone deeper into Wally's experiences with the other dimensions
  • Catherine Puma
    Being a straight-to-audio story that clocks in at just under 2 hours long, I think this just bit off more than it could actually chew. Topics like quantum reality, adoption, coming of age, puberty, bullying, alternate realities, and first crushes were all glanced over here, but I don't feel like any one of them were handled adequately or fully. Because the title of this includes "quantum mechanic", I think this could have been best served by focu...
  • Richelle Nicolé
    This is a pretty ambitious effort. It’s short but good. It also helps that William Jackson Harper’s voice accurately describes what I feel the character hears in his head. That story between his mother and the school bully when she was in school was crazyyyyyy. I’m happy that I picked this for this month’s free audible original.
  • LeeTravelGoddess
    I love books about smart African American kiddos— Wow Quantum Mechanics 🤯 lol!!! 😍😍😍
  • Lis Carey
    Wally Roux is a teenage genius whose mother adopted him when he was an infant, and has just moved them from Maine to Savannah, Georgia. It is, in his opinion, lonely and boring at best. In addition to that, though, there's a strange space-time hiccup causing weird problems in his neighborhood. For instance, when he walks to and from school each day, he really is walking uphill, both ways.After a chance encounter leads to him using his excellent m...
  • Salema
    I didn't know it was going to be a fiction but I caught on pretty quick when the protagonist says that he fixed an error in the space-time dimension. If you're not in the mood to read and generally gravitate towards sci-fi content, then this is the perfect audiobook for you. It's quirky, a little funny, and adorable. It is also short and makes for a perfect listen during your commute, because let's face it, the songs on the radio suck.
  • Thomas
    An alright little YA story of self discovery using the sci-fi tropes of alternate worlds and the boy-genius. I went through this phase of life a long time ago, so I’m not really the right guy to rate this one.
  • Cherie
    What a great story. I really enjoyed it.Wonderful narration by William Jackson Harper.
  • Anniken Haga
    Remember what I said about listening to audiobooks while moving? Yeah. That's what happened here. Ok, so I got this book for free from audible, it beingone of their monthly originals that they give away to subscribers. I didn't really expect much from it, and to be honest, I only bought it because it was so short. So, I was pleasently surprised. The story was a bit twisty-turwy and felt cut a bit short at times, but generally I enjoyed it. The pl...
  • Amalia
    Love the narrator (who plays Chidi on The Good Place), so when audible sent an email saying he narrated one of their free books, I went for it! It was short — only 2 hours, but I listen at 1.5 speed so it was more like 1.5 hours total — so, big a lot of substance. Like...kinda cute? And the narration was great, aside from all the looooong pauses audible put into production that kept making me think the book was suddenly over. I’m not really...
  • Nicole
    Probably a 3.5 star rating... I'd give the book 4 stars if it had been produced differently. But the sound effects were annoying and sometimes louder than the narration. The story was good, the narrator was great. There was just way too much NOISE there, too. Example: I do NOT need to hear the sound of someone chewing with their mouth open in order to envision the scene. I can picture that sound well enough in my head already, thank you.
  • Stacy GeekRemixALot
    This was a short Audible freebie that I read while waiting for a library book to become available. Narrated by the actor who plays Chidi on The Good Place, and honestly that casting was an A+ choice! It's about a kid who can sort of bend space time and his thoughts on his life and parents. While the story itself is fun and clever, imagining this as a young Chidi def added to my positive feelings about this, and his narration is spot on.
  • Madeleine Pelli
    This was a pretty okay-ly crafted book, but the part I loved was when it talked about Savannah!! Hometown, what can I say? It was also nice to hear a more cynical view, not just all the historic stuff everyone talks about. You get to see two sides: public school and private school. Also, I’m pretty sure the voice is one of the people from The Good Place??
  • Shreya Chandwadkar
    Wow! I was blown away.Even though the duration of the audio book was quite less, it managed to tell a story and conjure up so many emotions! An audio book which truly gives you an immersive experience. The narration is absolutely brilliant, helped by the brilliant sound design.Would have loved to listen to a longer version of such a story ❤🔥 Wow! I was blown away.Even though the duration of the audio book was quite less, it managed to tell...
  • Karen’s Library
    This was a free Audible Original from Amazon Prime and it was actually pretty interesting. I love quantum physics, and paired with a 14 year old’s coming of age tale, it was a decent story. But what made this story exceptional was the performance by William Jackson Harper!! Well done!!
  • Jennifer Taw
    I'd pretty much listen to William Jackson Harper read a phone book, but it's even better when he's reading a sweet little story about a boy genius that's perfectly suited to him (and at 1.55x speed, it all comes together ideally). This isn't even a novella, it's so short, and it's definitely aimed at pre-teens, but it's a little funny, a little clever, a little sad, and very gentle.
  • Nick Hawryluk
    Fun and quirky, with a really fun magical realism (scientifical realism?) tone, but the idea can’t sustain the whole story. Narrator is excellent though. [AUDIBLE]
  • Amber
    I love an angsty sci-fi.
  • Steven Shinder
    William Jackson Harper (AKA Chidi from The Good Place) is pretty on-point with his delivery of humorous lines from the characters. Especially the mother's bullying story. And there are also some heartfelt moments.
  • Chuck
    This was awesome! Great story great narration. My biggest complaint? To damn short! I want more Wally!
  • Becca
    A+++ narration. This was thoroughly entertaining, and I would have liked it to be longer, but it didn't really need to be.
  • Torrey Park
    Very humorous, imaginative and endearing. William Jackson Harper has a very unique narration style that left me smiling the entire time.
  • Kat Kunz
    Uneven, ultimately unsatisfying story presented via amazing performance. William Jackson Harper, find some material worthy of your craft!
  • Ramona Poole
    Interesting story. It definitely captured my attention and held it through to the end. This was a free selection. It's not something that I would normally chose, but it was good. I'm glad I selected it. I'll have to check out more of the author's work.